Cornelia Jaursch-Hancke

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The mechanisms of tumorigenesis of adrenocortical neoplasms are still not understood. Tumor formation may be the result of spontaneous transformation of adrenocortical cells by somatic mutations. Another factor stimulating adrenocortical cell growth and potentially associated with formation of adrenal adenomas and, less frequently, carcinomas is the chronic(More)
We determined the adrenostatic potential of low-dose nonhypnotic etomidate in six patients with Cushing's syndrome (ectopic Cushing's syndrome, n = 2; Cushing's disease, n = 3; bilateral adrenal adenoma, n = 1). Etomidate was given as a continuous infusion for 32 h in a dose of 2.5 mg/h (n = 5) or 0.3 mg/kg/h (n = 3), respectively. Saline was given during a(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate the anatomical relations of sellar and perisellar structures with T2-weighted MRI and to apply criteria for cavernous sinus (CS) invasion by pituitary adenomas to normal sellar anatomy. METHODS Thin slice (3 mm) coronal T2-weighted MR-images (1.5 Tesla) were obtained in 117 individuals (234 CS) without pituitary(More)
Adrenostatic treatment of ACTH-dependent Cush-ing's syndrome with metyrapone and amino-glutethimide The adrenostatic effect of metyrapone (Metopiron®) and aminoglutethimide (Orimeten®) was assessed retrospectively in ten patients with ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome, four of them with the ectopic form. Five patients received metyrapone only, the other(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetics with erectile dysfunction have a high prevalence of microvascular disturbance of the coronary circuit as measured by coronary flow reserve (CFR). PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate the effects of the phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor sildenafil on CFR in diabetics with erectile dysfunction. METHODS Diabetics seeking diabetes refinement(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the effect of sodium valproate on plasma ACTH and serum cortisol concentrations in different pathological states of ACTH hypersecretion. Five patients with pituitary dependent Cushing's syndrome, two patients with Nelson's syndrome and five patients with Addison's disease were studied. Neither a single dose nor long term(More)
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