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Adrenal Insufficiency
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Adrenal Insufficiency (AI) is a clinical syndrome arising from disruption of the normal hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation of steroidogenesis. In 1855, Thomas Addison first described his eponymous syndrome, which was characterized by wasting and hyperpigmentation, and identified its cause as destruction of the adrenal gland. From the Washington Manual of Endocrinology Subspecialty Consult.

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Clinical endocrinology
AbstractText: Patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) require lifelong glucocorticoid (GC) replacement therapy... Further studies are needed to ascertain if salivary cortisol could be used as a biomarker to manage GC replacement therapy Keyword: adrenal insufficiency. Keyword: area under the curve. Keyword: cortisol rhythm. Keyword: glucocorticoid therapy. Keyword: salivary cortisol.
Adrenal Insufficiency (3), more mentions
European journal of endocrinology
... receiving long-term glucocorticoid treatment are at risk of developing adrenal insufficiency during treatment. We investigated the prevalence of prednisolone-induced adrenal insufficiency in the particular clinical situation where patients receive ongoing low ... generally low and anti-adrenal antibodies were negative indicating secondary adrenal insufficiency as the most likely diagnosis.
Immune System Diseases (3)
Adrenal Insufficiency (5), Rheumatoid Arthritis (3), more mentions
3. Understanding adrenal crisis.  
Date: 10/27/2017
Intensive care medicine 
Understanding adrenal crisis..
Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Two cases of late-onset secondary adrenal insufficiency after discontinuation of nivolumab..
Adrenal Insufficiency (2), more mentions
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Rebound adrenal insufficiency after withdrawal of ritonavir in a 65-year-old man using inhaled budesonide..
Adrenal Insufficiency (2), more mentions
The New England journal of medicine
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Adrenoleukodystrophy (2), more mentions
The American journal of emergency medicine
Albeit a rare disease entity, EPs need to keep this life threatening disease process in the back of their minds when presented with a patient with vague symptoms such as weakness or fatigue, electrolyte abnormalities and darkening of their skin Keyword: Addison's disease. Keyword: Altered mental status. Keyword: Hyponatremia. Keyword: Hypovolemia. Keyword: Primary adrenal insufficiency.
Men's Health (4)
Addison Disease (2), Hyponatremia (1), Tachycardia (1), more mentions
Clinical endocrinology
... cortisol levels but there is a lag in their rise up to 60mins. The results support further research for possible future use of a 60min salivary cortisone measurement during the synacthen test. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved Keyword: ACTH stimulation test. Keyword: Addisons. Keyword: Cortisol. Keyword: Cosyntropin. Keyword: Saliva. Keyword: Synacthen. Keyword: adrenal insufficiency. Keyword: cortisone.
Adrenal Insufficiency (1), more mentions
PURPOSE: The pathophysiology behind autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) is poorly understood, and the relative influence of genetic and environmental factors remains unclear. In this study, we examined the heritability of AAD and explored disease-associated autoimmune comorbidity among Swedish twins. METHODS: A population-based longitudinal cohort of 112,100 Swedish twins was used to calculate the heritability of AAD, and to explore co-occurrence of 10 organ-specific autoimmune disorders in twin pairs with AAD. Diagnoses were collected 1964-2012 through linkage to the Swedish National Patient Register. The Swedish Prescribed Drug Register was used for additional diagnostic precision. When available, biobank serum samples were used to ascertain the AAD diagnosis through identification of 21-hydroxylase autoantibodies. RESULTS: We identified 29 twins with AAD. Five out of nine (5/9) monozygotic pairs and zero out of fifteen (0/15) dizygotic pairs were concordant for AAD. The probandwise concordance for monozygotic twins was 0.71 (95% CI 0.40-0.90) and the heritability 0.97 (95% CI 0.88-99). Autoimmune disease patterns of monozygotic twin pairs affected by AAD displayed a higher degree of similarity than those of dizygotic twins, with an incidence rate ratio of 15 (95% CI 1.8-116) on the number of shared autoimmune diagnoses within pairs. CONCLUSIONS: The heritability of AAD appears to be very high, emphasizing the need for further research on the genetic etiology of the disease. Monozygotic twin concordance for multiple autoimmune manifestations suggests strong genetic influence on disease specificity in organ-specific autoimmunity.
Immune System Diseases (6)
Addison Disease (2), Autoimmune Diseases (1), more mentions
AbstractText: Hyponatremia can unmask hypopituitarism and secondary adrenal insufficiency... Keyword: Secondary adrenal insufficiency. Keyword: Sodium.
Oncology (1)
Hypopituitarism (15), Hyponatremia (14), Adrenal Insufficiency (2), more mentions
Clinical endocrinology
Abstract: Acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening medical emergency requiring immediate recognition and ... Among individuals with primary adrenal insufficiency it has a frequency of 6-8 per 100 patient ... Unfortunately, delays in diagnosis and management of acute adrenal crisis are commonplace - even in patients with documented steroid-dependency - constituting ... Keyword: adrenal crisis.
Addison Disease (2), Adrenal Insufficiency (1), more mentions