Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p578 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Use of the desmopressin test in the differential diagnosis of Pseudo-Cushing state from Cushing's disease

Tirabassi Giacomo , Faloia Emanuela , Papa Roberta , Furlani Giorgio , Boscaro Marco , Arnaldi Giorgio

Context: The desmopressin (DDAVP) test has been proposed to discriminate CushingÂ’s disease (CD) from Pseudo-Cushing states (PC); however, current information on its value is scarce and contradictory.Objective: To assess the ability of the DDAVP test in distinguishing between these conditions, with emphasis on subjects with mild hypercortisolism.Design: Retrospective/prospective study.Setting: Division of...

ea0020p580 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Human corticotropin releasing hormone (hCRH) test performance in the differential diagnosis between Cushing's disease and pseudo-Cushing state is enhanced by combined ACTH and cortisol analysis

Tirabassi Giacomo , Arnaldi Giorgio , Papa Roberta , Furlani Giorgio , Trementino Laura , Cardinaletti Marina , Faloia Emanuela , Boscaro Marco

Objective: The corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) test does not reliably distinguish between CushingÂ’s disease (CD) and normality or pseudo-Cushing state (PC). In this study we assessed whether the application of novel criteria could enhance its diagnostic performance.Design: Retrospective study.Patients: Fifty-one subjects with CD, 26 with PC and 31 control subjects (CT).Measurements: All subjects un...