Luiz Roberto Salgado

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BACKGROUND Cushing's disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pasireotide, a potential therapy, has a unique, broad somatostatin-receptor-binding profile, with high binding affinity for somatostatin-receptor subtype 5. METHODS In this double-blind, phase 3 study, we randomly assigned 162 adults with Cushing's disease and a urinary free(More)
Glucocorticoids are widely used in clinical practice to control the activity of autoimmune, inflammatory, allergic diseases and other nosological entities. Therapeutic doses of glucocorticoids are often administered inappropriately and it is a particular problem because chronic therapy has many side effects, ranging from suppression of the(More)
Cushing's disease is rare in children and its occurrence in identical twins is extremely rare. This paper reports on identical twins discordant for Cushing's disease. One of them first presented with a cushingoid phenotype by the age of 10. Her evaluation showed an increased urinary free-cortisol and serum ACTH. Her pattern in the dexametazone suppression(More)
The classical imaging gold-standard for this diagnosis is the presence of tumor lateral to the carotid artery. Seventeen patients with pituitary macroadenomas with intraoperative confirmation of cavernous sinus invasion were studied with MRI. Only 8 patients had tumor lateral to the carotid artery; 13 had tumor within the carotid syphon and all lacked the(More)
PURPOSE Report the efficacy and safety of pasireotide sc in patients with Cushing's disease during an open-ended, open-label extension to a randomized, double-blind, 12-month, Phase III study. METHODS 162 patients entered the core study. 58 patients who had mean UFC ≤ ULN at month 12 or were benefiting clinically from pasireotide entered the extension.(More)
Acute pituitary apoplexy is a rare event, even in patients with pituitary macroadenomas. On the other hand, the presence of necrotic/hemorrhagic areas, especially in macroadenomas, seems to be more common than earlier reported in the CT period. After the introduction of MR in the presurgical workup of these patients, these apopleptic areas have been more(More)
Pituitary apoplexy is rare and endocrine remission in patients with apopletic secreting pituitary adenomas is even rarer. This study reports on two patients with pituitary macroadenomas (one with Cushing's disease and the other with acromegaly) in whom endocrine remission occurred after apoplexy. The first patient had Cushing's disease and had an ictus of(More)
Sixteen patients with sellar tumors that were treated surgically and who had pre-operative somatotrophic and corticotrophic function deficits were submitted to pre- and early post-operative insulin tolerance tests (ITTs). Seven patients had non-functioning adenomas, 5 had prolactinomas, 3 had craniopharyngioma and 1 had cordoma of the clivus. All patients(More)
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