Cushing, acromegaly, GH deficiency and tendons

Galdiero, Mariano and Auriemma, Renata S. and Pivonello, Rosario and Colao, Annamaria (2014) Cushing, acromegaly, GH deficiency and tendons. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 4 (3). pp. 329-332. ISSN 2240-4554

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Cushing’s syndrome, induced by an endogenous or exogenous cortisol excess, and acromegaly, the clinical syndrome caused by growth hormone (GH) excess in adulthood, as well as the disease induced by GH deficiency (GHD), represent perfect models for the evaluation of the effects induced by chronic exposure in vivo, respectively, to cortisol and GH/IGF-1 excess or deficiency on the complex structure of the tendons as well as on the related post-traumatic repair mechanism. Although the literature is still scant, here in main scientific evidence on this topic is summarized in order to provide suggestions about the management of the above mentioned illnesses, to translate such information in the field of sports medicine and/or traumatology, and to increase and to disseminate knowledge on this misunderstood theme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly, GH deficiency, cortisol, GH, IGF-I, tendons, tendinopathy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.1 Ferite e lesioni
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 10:14

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