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HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ, Laura C.. Determinants of Clinical Behavior and Prognosis in Cushing's Disease: A Quest for Useful Biomarkers. Rev. invest. clín. [online]. 2022, vol.74, n.5, pp.244-257.  Epub 18-Nov-2022. ISSN 2564-8896.

Cushing's disease (CD) is the most common cause of endogenous hypercortisolemia. The clinical management of this condition is complex and entails multiple therapeutic strategies, treatment of chronic comorbidities, and lifelong surveillance for recurrences and complications. The identification of robust, practical, and reliable markers of disease behavior and prognosis could potentially allow for a tailored and cost-efficient management of each patient, as well as for a reduction of the medical procedure-associated stress. For this purpose, multiple clinical, biochemical, imaging, histopathological, molecular, and genetic features have been evaluated over the years. Only a handful of them, however, have been sufficiently validated for their application in the routine care of patients with CD. This review summarizes the current status of the established and potential biomarkers of CD, bases for their use, proposed and/or established utility, as well as advantages and barriers for their implementation in the clinic.

Palabras llave : ACTH; Biomarker; Corticotropinoma; Crooke's cell adenoma; Cushing's disease; Glucocorticoids; Pituitary tumor; Somatic variant.

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