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New treatment for Cushing syndrome approved in the USA

Levoketoconazole, which inhibits cortisol synthesis, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating Cushing syndrome.


Benign adrenal tumours are strong risk factors for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes

Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that benign adrenal tumours are much more likely to cause mild autonomous cortisol secretion (MACS) than previously recognised, and are a strong risk factor for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.


No timing advantage for hydrocortisone treatment in children

According to a Dutch study, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, there is no benefit of morning vs. evening hydrocortisone administration for 21-hydroxylase deficiency in children and adolescents.

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Improved diagnostic test for Cushing's syndrome

Data from an Italian study, published in Frontiers in Endocrinology, indicates that a new diagnostic tool can better distinguish Cushing's syndrome in suspected hypercortisolism patients.

Endocrine Advisor

Stress hormones impair immunity and increase the risk of inflammatory gut conditions

According to a mouse study, published in Nature Communications, stress hormones are able to reduce our immune protection from harmful gut bacteria and can lead to inflammatory flare ups, such as Crohn’s disease.  

Drug Target Review

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia management impacts need for growth therapy

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicates that children may not need additional growth-promoting therapies if their congenital adrenal hyperplasia is well managed.

Endocrinology Advisor

High levels of stress hormones lead to cardiovascular disease

Elevated levels of stress hormones predispose people with normal blood pressure to develop high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in Hypertension.

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