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Benign adrenal adenomas secreting excess mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids (GCs) are potent pharmacological agents used to treat a number of immune conditions. Diabetes associated depression is a largely understudied field which nonetheless carries a significant disease burden. A prior study by Muthala et al. A total of 10 healthy individuals with normal glucose tolerance (age 40 +/- 11 years, BMI 31 +/- 6.1 kg/m(2)) were sequentially studied at baseline, after 4 days of dexamethasone (4 mg/day), after 4-6 weeks on troglitazone alone (400 mg/day), and again after 4 days of dexamethasone added to troglitazone. These responses were related to increased association of PI3K with the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Patients should be educated on proper inhaler technique to maximize therapeutic effects and minimize local side effects, including oral candidiasis (thrush) and dysponia (hoarseness). At baseline and at the post-treatment visits 1, 7, and 21 days after the third injection, the following tests were done: plasma cortisol and ACTH at 8 am, urinary free cortisol excretion in 24 hours, fasting and postprandial blood glucose, serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and serum sodium and potassium.


Women taking glucocorticoid therapy were twice as likely to report depressive symptoms compared with those not taking treatment. Glucocorticoid treatment was associated with substantially lower mood and greater anxiety. Similarly, skin wound tensile strength, PVA sponge hydroxyproline content, and the levels of mRNA transcripts for type I and III collagen were also decreased in this disease state. Our results indicate that deletion of the insulin regulatory sequence of the PEPCK promoter did not affect dietary control of PEPCK gene expression. © 2015 by the American Diabetes Association. Metabolic tracer studies in nondiabetic individuals with NAFLD suggest insulin resistance in adipose tissue may drive the development of NAFLD, leading to increased release of free fatty acids (FFAs) and glycerol into the circulation, and promoting the accumulation of adipose-derived FFAs within the liver (5, 11). The 15% of adenomas that are functional are typically categorized as single-hormone-secreting adrenal adenomas (2).

A prospective study evaluating the diagnostic utility of postural stimulation testing, computed tomography (CT), and adrenal vein sampling (AVS) in the assessment of primary aldosteronism, however, has reported a 14% incidence of adrenal adenomas co-secreting aldosterone and cortisol (3). With excess mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, patients can develop uncontrolled hypertension and hypokalemia. The recognition of co-secreting adrenal adenomas will have implications for management in terms of perioperative use of glucocorticoids to avert the possibility of adrenal crisis. We present a case of an adrenal adenoma secreting excess mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids and also discuss how this case was managed. A 52-year-old man presented with a history of uncontrolled hypertension, hypokalemia, and type 2 diabetes since the age of 36 years. Under those circumstances, steroids can seem like miracle drugs. She underwent a septic workup, including urine and blood cultures, that were negative.

He was taking four medications for his blood pressure including lisinopril 40 mg twice daily, amlodipine 10 mg daily, metoprolol 50 mg twice daily, hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg daily, and potassium 40 mEq daily.

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