aldosteronism


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aldosteronism

[al′däs·tə·rə‚niz·əm]
(medicine)
Hypertension induced by excessive secretion of aldosterone.
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Primary aldosteronism is a readily treatable disorder, surgically or medically, depending upon the subtype.
Active renin mass concentration to determine aldosterone-to-renin ratio in screening for primary aldosteronism.
Intraprocedural cortisol measurement increases adrenal vein sampling success rate in primary aldosteronism.
Primary aldosteronism associated with severe rhabdomyolysis due to profound hypokalemia.
Not recommended in patients with primary aldosteronism.
Functional benign tumors, such as primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome, and pheochromocytoma as well as non-functioning tumors, such as ganglioneuroma, non-functioning adenoma, myelolipoma, and cyst are among the indications of the procedure.
Other studies demonstrate that some of these tumour cells express menin (MEN-1), the aberrant gene product in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1; in others, the hybrid gene is associated with glucocorticoid-responsive aldosteronism (3, 6).
More recently, adrenal venous sampling is reported to be the standard of reference for determining the cause of primary aldosteronism.
However, to our knowledge, primary aldosteronism associated with vitamin D deficiency has not been reported.
There are no clinical data on the use of licorice, and large doses used chronically may be associated with pseudoprimary aldosteronism.
Captopril-challenge test and saline-loading test indicated primary aldosteronism, and adrenal vein sampling (AVS) revealed an increased plasma aldosterone in the right adrenal gland.
The combination of a plasma aldosterone-to-plasma renin activity ratio greater than 30, plus an absolute plasma aldosterone concentration above 20 ng/dL, has been shown to have 90% sensitivity and 91% specificity for primary aldosteronism, Dr.