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ea0032p33 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2013

Salivary cortisol is a useful tool to assess the immediate response to pasireotide in patients with Cushing’s disease

Cardinaletti Marina , Trementino Laura , Concettoni Carolina , Marcelli Giorgia , Polenta Barbara , Spinello Maurizio , Boscaro Marco , Arnaldi Giorgio

Introduction: Pasireotide is a promising treatment option for patients with CushingÂ’s disease (CD). The measurement of salivary cortisol is useful for diagnosing hypercortisolism and monitoring patients with CD following pituitary surgery. It may also be a better index of cortisol secretion than serum cortisol or urinary free cortisol (UFC). We investigated the value of salivary cortisol in monitoring short-term efficacy of pasireotide in patients with CD.<p class="ab...