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Clinical use of pasireotide for Cushing's disease in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, March 2015
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Title
Clinical use of pasireotide for Cushing's disease in adults
Published in
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s37314
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Marco Boscaro, Filippo Ceccato, Carla Scaroni

Abstract

CUSHING’S DISEASE: Excessive corticotroph hormone levels sustained by an adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma lead to a severe clinical condition caused by excess cortisol secretion, called Cushing's disease (CD). Neurosurgery and radiotherapy are used to treat the pituitary adenoma directly, but new medical treatments targeting the corticotroph cells have recently become available. This is a novel multireceptor ligand somatostatin (SST) analog with a high binding affinity for SST receptor 5, the predominant receptor in human corticotroph adenomas that is not downregulated by high cortisol levels (as SST receptor 2 is). Pasireotide has been recently approved by the European Medical Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration for treating adults with CD with recurrent hypercortisolism after surgery, or for whom surgery is not an option. A dose of 600-1,200 μg twice a day can normalize urinary free cortisol levels after 3 months of treatment in up to 28% of patients, reducing their blood pressure and improving their weight, lipid profile, and quality of life. Combining pasireotide with cabergoline to achieve a greater hormone response can normalize cortisol secretion in 50% of patients, and adding ketoconazole induces biochemical control in most patients with CD. The adverse effects of pasireotide are similar to those of other SST analogs, including diarrhea, nausea, and biliary sludge or gallstones. Hyperglycemia is common during pasireotide treatment, which affects the secretion of pancreatic insulin and intestinal glucagon-like peptide 1. Self-monitoring is essential to achieve good metabolic control, and endocrinologists should first administer metformin if insulin resistance is evident and then add dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors/glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists or insulin. In recent years, medical treatment with pasireotide has been proposed as monotherapy for adults with CD characterized by mild to moderate hypercortisolemia, as well as in combination with other available therapies. It is generally well-tolerated, but endocrinologists need to monitor glucose levels to ensure prompt treatment.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 38 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 55%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 7 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 February 2020.
All research outputs
#5,175,064
of 16,750,089 outputs
Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#271
of 1,088 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,287
of 237,619 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#8
of 28 outputs
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