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dc.contributor.authorWebb, S. M. (Susan M.), 1952--
dc.contributor.authorSantos Vives, Alicia-
dc.contributor.authorResmini, Eugenia-
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Momblán, Ma. Antonia-
dc.contributor.authorMartel, Luciana-
dc.contributor.authorValassi, Elena-
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T13:05:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-05T13:05:27Z-
dc.date.issued2018-06-
dc.identifier.issn0003-4266-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2445/126753-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this review is to describe how quality of life (QoL) is impaired in patients with hypercortisolism due to Cushing's syndrome of any aetiology, including pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease. It is worse in active disease, but improvement after successful therapy is often incomplete, due to persistent physical and psychological co-morbidities, even years after endocrine "cure". Physical symptoms like extreme fatigability, central obesity with limb atrophy, hypertension, fractures, and different skin abnormalities severely impair the affected patients' everyday life. Psychological and cognitive problems like bad memory, difficulties to concentrate and emotional distress, often associated with anxiety and depression, make it difficult for many patients to overcome the aftermath of treated Cushing's syndrome. Recent studies have shown diffuse structural abnormalities in the central nervous system during active hyper-cortisolism, thought to be related to the wide distribution of glucocorticoid receptors throughout the brain. Even though they improve after treatment, normalization is often not complete. Shortening the exposure to active Cushing's syndrome by reducing the often long delay to diagnosis and promptly receiving effective treatment is highly desirable, together with preparing the patient for the difficult periods, especially after surgery. In this way they are prepared for the impairments they perceive in every day life, and live with the hope of later improvement, which can be therapeutic in many instances.-
dc.format.extent6 p.-
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Masson SAS-
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ando.2018.03.007-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnales d'Endocrinologie, 2018, vol. 79, num. 3, p. 132-137-
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ando.2018.03.007-
dc.rights(c) Elsevier Masson SAS, 2018-
dc.subject.classificationQualitat de vida-
dc.subject.classificationComorbiditat-
dc.subject.classificationAnsietat-
dc.subject.classificationSíndrome de Cushing-
dc.subject.otherQuality of life-
dc.subject.otherComorbidity-
dc.subject.otherAnxiety-
dc.subject.otherCushing's syndrome-
dc.titleQuality of life in Cushing's disease: a long term issue?-
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article-
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion-
dc.identifier.idgrec683333-
dc.date.updated2018-12-05T13:05:27Z-
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess-
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