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Cushing Syndrome Summary

Description: A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excess levels of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) or other GLUCOCORTICOIDS from endogenous or exogenous sources. It is characterized by upper body OBESITY; OSTEOPOROSIS; HYPERTENSION; DIABETES MELLITUS; HIRSUTISM; AMENORRHEA; and excess body fluid. Endogenous Cushing syndrome or spontaneous hypercortisolism is divided into two groups, those due to an excess of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN and those that are ACTH-independent.

Also Known As: Cushing's Syndrome; Syndrome, Cushing's; Syndrome, Cushing; Hypercortisolism

Networked: 4565 relevant articles (264 outcomes, 298 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Cushing Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 68 outcomes 72 studies in 1571 results : FDA 7
  2. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 54 outcomes 78 studies in 1200 results : FDA 176 Generic
  3. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 24 outcomes 33 studies in 413 results : FDA 77 Generic
  4. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : 14 outcomes 6 studies in 77 results : FDA 20 Generic
  5. Mifepristone (RU 486) : 10 outcomes 10 studies in 59 results : FDA 1
  6. Metyrapone : 10 outcomes 4 studies in 82 results : FDA 1
  7. Mitotane (Lysodren) : 8 outcomes 3 studies in 54 results : FDA 1
  8. Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 115 results : IBA
  9. Glucose (Dextrose) : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 82 results : FDA 175 Generic
  10. Deamino Arginine Vasopressin (Desmopressin) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 34 results : FDA 16 Generic
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Diseases Related to Cushing Syndrome

  1. Cushing Syndrome
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  3. Adenoma (Adenomas)
  4. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  5. Pheochromocytoma
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Key Therapies for Cushing Syndrome

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  1. Adrenalectomy : 49 outcomes 25 studies in 559 results
  2. Hypophysectomy : 7 outcomes 2 studies in 42 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 6 outcomes 1 study in 24 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 50 results
  5. Pituitary Irradiation : 4 outcomes 1 study in 14 results
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