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Screening and diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15850849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Screening studies in high-risk populations have suggested that Cushing's syndrome is more common than previously appreciated. Patients who have specific signs and symptoms or clinical diagnoses known to be associated with hypercortisolism should be considered for screening. The measurement of late-night salivary cortisol provides the most sensitive method for screening, and urine-free cortisol and low-dose dexamethasone suppression testing may be used for confirmation of the diagnosis of endogenous hypercortisolism
Authors:
James W Findling; Hershel Raff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0889-8529     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-26     Completed Date:  2005-06-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800104     Medline TA:  Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-402, ix-x     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Endocrine-Diabetes Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, 2801 West KK River Parkway, Suite 245, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cushing Syndrome / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Diagnostic Techniques, Endocrine*
Humans
Mass Screening*

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