Adrenal Hypertension

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Adrenal Hypertension

Adrenal hypertension is a consequence of several adrenal disorders. There are two adrenal glands, one on the top of each kidney. They are shaped like triangles, and each is about a ½ inch high and 3 inches long. The glands are part of a bodily system, which releases hormones into the blood system. Hormones are important in many body processes, including metabolism, sexual development and puberty, and stress. The adrenal gland is involved in the production of a variety of hormones and chemicals that influence blood pressure. Some of the disorders resulting in hypertension are Cushing’s syndrome, primary aldosteronism and pheochromocytoma.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Adrenal Hypertension" returned 35 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extra-adrenal phaeochromocytoma-a case report of refractory hypertension.
 

Author(s): V P Singh, Manjeet Singh, Mridul Malhotra, Ashok Kumar, A K Agarwal

Journal: Indian Heart J. ;64(2):203-5.

 

There are at least 5% of all hypertensive patients whose blood pressure (BP) remains elevated despite adequate treatment. In these cases, the clinician is forced to search for a secondary cause of the chronic BP elevation. Certain environmental factors are known to induce resistant-hypertension. ...

Last Updated: 10 May 2012

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Hypertension with or without adrenal hyperplasia due to different inherited mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5.
 

Author(s): Ute I Scholl, Carol Nelson-Williams, Peng Yue, Roger Grekin, Robert J Wyatt, Michael J Dillon, Robert Couch, Lisa K Hammer, Frances L Harley, Anita Farhi, Wen-Hui Wang, Richard P Lifton

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2012 Feb;109(7):2533-8.

 

We recently implicated two recurrent somatic mutations in an adrenal potassium channel, KCNJ5, as a cause of aldosterone-producing adrenal adenomas (APAs) and one inherited KCNJ5 mutation in a Mendelian form of early severe hypertension with massive adrenal hyperplasia. The mutations ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2012

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Coexisting renal artery aneurysm and adrenal adenoma in resistant hypertension.
 

Author(s): Gabrielle Sarlon, François Silhol, Bernard Vaïsse

Journal: Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 May;104(5):363-4.

 

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2011

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The terms "Adrenal Hypertension" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Screening for adrenal-endocrine hypertension: overview of accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
 

Author(s): Gary L Schwartz

Journal: Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am.. 2011 Jun;40(2):279-94, vii.

 

Formal studies have not been performed to assess the cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for endocrine causes of hypertension. However, an understanding of the diagnostic accuracy of available screening tests and the clinical settings where disease identification will lead ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2011

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Secondary hypertension to rare adrenal gland tumor.
 

Author(s): Joana Silva, Maria do Carmo Cachulo, António Leitão-Marques

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2010 Dec;95(6):e144-7.

 

The ganglioneuroma is a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system and may be associated with hypersecretion of vasoactive substances responsible for various symptoms and signs such as hypertension. The authors report a case of ganglioneuroma and a literature review, focusing on the ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2011

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Is altered adrenal steroid biosynthesis a key intermediate phenotype in hypertension?
 

Author(s): John M C Connell, Robert Fraser, Scott MacKenzie, Eleanor Davies

Journal: Hypertension. 2003 May;41(5):993-9.

 

Approximately 10% of patients with hypertension have a high ratio of aldosterone to renin, but the reason for this and the relationships among low-renin essential hypertension, elevation of the ratio, and true primary aldosteronism are unclear. We have previously reported that a polymorphism ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2003

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Mutation Analysis of 17α-Hydroxylase
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pseudohermaphroditism; Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia; Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2005

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D2 Dopamine Receptor on Human Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma and Its Role in Aldosterone Secretion and Cell Proliferation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension; Adrenal Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2007

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Intranasal Injection Versus Topical Administration of Epinephrin During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension; Hypotension; Tachycardia; Bradycardia; Arrhythmia

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2010

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