Plasma adrenomedullin concentrations in patients with adrenal pheochromocytoma.

  title={Plasma adrenomedullin concentrations in patients with adrenal pheochromocytoma.},
  author={Claudio Letizia and Giorgio de Toma and Chiara Caliumi and Sabrine Cerci and Rita Massa and Rosemary Loria and Piero Lvigi Al{\`o} and Emanuela Marinoni and Daniele Diacinti and E. D'erasmo},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  volume={33 5},
BACKGROUND The hypotensive peptide adrenomedullin was first isolated in extracts of human pheochromocytoma. There is, however, no information available on the behaviour of circulating adrenomedullin or on the correlation with catecholamines in patients with pheochromocytoma. OBJECTIVES 1) to investigate whether plasma adrenomedullin levels were changed in 10 patients with pheochromocytoma when compared to 21 healthy subjects and 16 patients with essential hypertension; 2) to determine whether… CONTINUE READING