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Cushing's Disease: Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Evaluation - American ...

Sep 1, 2000 - The most common endogenous cause of Cushing's syndrome is Cushing's disease. Frequent clinical findings include weight gain, truncal obesity, striae, hypertension, glucose intolerance and infections. Cranial nerve II may be affected by enlarging pituitary adenomas in Cushing's disease; ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1119.html

Cushing's Syndrome | Overview -- FamilyDoctor.org

Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol.

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Cushing's Syndrome | Causes & Risk Factors -- FamilyDoctor.org

Learn about the causes of Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol.

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Cushing's Syndrome | Diagnosis & Tests -- FamilyDoctor.org

Learn about the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol.

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Cushing's Syndrome | Questions to Ask Your Doctor -- FamilyDoctor.org

If you have Cushing’s syndrome, be sure to ask your family doctor these questions.

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Cushing's Syndrome | Symptoms -- FamilyDoctor.org

Learn about the symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol.

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Cushing's Syndrome | Treatment -- FamilyDoctor.org

Learn about the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol.

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Hirsutism in Women - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - Hirsutism is excess terminal hair that commonly appears in a male pattern in women. Although hirsutism is generally associated with hyperandrogenemia, one-half of women with mild symptoms have normal androgen levels. The most common cause of hirsutism is polycystic ovary syndrome, ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p373.html

Amenorrhea: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - Although amenorrhea may result from a number of different conditions, a systematic evaluation including a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment of selected serum hormone levels can usually identify the underlying cause. Primary amenorrhea, which by definition...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p781.html

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: It's Not Just Infertility - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - Recent diagnostic and pharmacologic developments have focused renewed attention on polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical features of the syndrome include anovulation, hyperandrogenism and menstrual dysfunction, but several other abnormalities, including hyperinsulinemia, luteinizing ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1079.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Women with Hirsutism - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Hirsutism is a common disorder, often resulting from conditions that are not life-threatening. It may signal more serious clinical pathology, and clinical evaluation should differentiate benign causes from tumors or other conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, late-onset adrenal ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2565.html

HAIR-AN Syndrome: A Multisystem Challenge - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - HAIR-AN syndrome is an acronym for an unusual multisystem disorder in women that consists of hyperandrogenism (HA), insulin resistance (IR) and acanthosis nigricans (AN). The precipitating abnormality is thought to be insulin resistance, with a secondary increase in insulin levels and ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2385.html

Pituitary Adenomas: An Overview - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2013 - Prolactinomas and nonfunctioning adenomas are the most common types of pituitary adenomas. Patients with pituitary adenomas may present initially with symptoms of endocrine dysfunction such as infertility, decreased libido, and galactorrhea, or with neurologic symptoms such as headache ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p319.html

Evaluation of Incidental Renal and Adrenal Masses - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Incidental renal or adrenal masses are sometimes found during imaging for problems unrelated to the kidneys and adrenal glands. Knowledgeable family physicians can reliably diagnose these masses, thereby avoiding unnecessary worry and procedures for their patients. A practical and ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p288.html

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by debilitating fatigue that is not relieved with rest and is associated with physical symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome include severe fatigue lasting longer than six months, as well ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/p741.html

Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Secondary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that results from an underlying, identifiable, often correctable cause. Only about 5 to 10 percent of hypertension cases are thought to result from secondary causes. The ABCDE mnemonic can be used to help determine a secondary cause of ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p67.html

Diagnosis of Secondary Hypertension: An Age-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Secondary hypertension is a type of hypertension with an underlying, potentially correctable cause. A secondary etiology may be suggested by symptoms (e.g., flushing and sweating suggestive of pheochromocytoma), examina- tion findings (e.g., a renal bruit suggestive of renal artery ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1471.html

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2008 - Children and adolescents whose heights and growth velocities deviate from the normal percentiles on standard growth charts present a special challenge to physicians. Height that is less than the 3rd percentile or greater than the 97th percentile is deemed short or tall stature, ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p597.html

Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Early Recognition - American ...

Aug 1, 2013 - Although cancer in children is rare, it is the second most common cause of childhood mortality in developed countries. It often presents with nonspecific symptoms similar to those of benign conditions, leading to delays in the diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment. Primary ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p185.html

Evaluation and Management of Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - American ...

Dec 1, 2008 - Delirium is common in hospitalized older patients and may be a symptom of a medical emergency, such as hypoxia or hypoglycemia. It is characterized by an acute change in cognition and attention, although the symptoms may be subtle and usually fluctuate throughout the day. This ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1265.html

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - High blood pressure in children and adolescents is a growing health problem that is often overlooked by physicians. Normal blood pressure values for children and adolescents are based on age, sex, and height, and are available in standardized tables. Prehypertension is defined as a ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p693.html

Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - Second trimester pregnancy loss is uncommon, but it should be regarded as an important event in a woman's obstetric history. Fetal abnormalities, including chromosomal problems, and maternal anatomic factors, immunologic factors, infection, and thrombophilia should be considered; ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1341.html

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - The development of a national database on normative blood pressure levels throughout childhood has contributed to the recognition of elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents. The epidemic of childhood obesity, the risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy, and evidence ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1558.html

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Severe fatigue is a common complaint among patients. Often, the fatigue is transient or can be attributed to a definable organic illness. Some patients present with persistent and disabling fatigue, but show no abnormalities on physical examination or screening laboratory tests. In ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1083.html

Management of Erectile Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. The incidence increases with age and affects up to one third of men throughout their lives. It causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History and physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p305.html

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