Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome: Re-evaluation of midnight plasma cortisol vs urinary free cortisol and low-dose dexamethasone suppression test in a large patient group

@article{Grges1999DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome: Re-evaluation of midnight plasma cortisol vs urinary free cortisol and low-dose dexamethasone suppression test in a large patient group},
  author={Rainer G{\"o}rges and G. Knappe and Helga Gerl and Manfred Ventz and F. Stahl},
  journal={Journal of Endocrinological Investigation},
  year={1999},
  volume={22},
  pages={241-249}
}
We studied plasma cortisol levels at 00:00 h and 08:00 h in 103 patients with Cushing’s syndrome and 144 patients in whom this diagnosis had been excluded. These patients were hospitalized in our department from 1975 to 1996. Additionally, we measured these parameters in 20 healthy volunteers and in 5 patients with nonendocrine disease. Corresponding data of urinary free cortisol and low-dose dexamethasone suppression testing were included in the evaluation. Values (mean±SD) from patients with… Expand
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