Serum cortisol levels in Cushing's syndrome after low- and high-dose dexamethasone suppression.

@article{Ashcraft1982SerumCL,
  title={Serum cortisol levels in Cushing's syndrome after low- and high-dose dexamethasone suppression.},
  author={M W Ashcraft and Andre J Van Herle and S L Vener and D L Geffner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
To standardize the cutoff points of serum cortisol values in the evaluation of Cushing's syndrome during a low- and high-dose dexamethasone suppression test, daily serum cortisol measurements (0800 hours and 1600 hours) and urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroids were compared (Study A). Forty-seven subjects were studied (11 normal subjects, 15 patients with Cushing's disease, five patients with adrenal adenoma, and 16 subjects with suspected Cushing's syndrome). A serum cortisol measurement at 1600… CONTINUE READING