New EuRREB Publication: Venous Thromboembolism in Cushing Syndrome

We are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive new EuRREB publication: “Venous Thromboembolism in Cushing Syndrome: Results from an EuRRECa and Endo-ERN Survey”.

This new EuRREB publication: “Venous Thromboembolism in Cushing Syndrome” is pivotal research that sheds light on the prevalence and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with Cushing syndrome, a condition characterized by excessive cortisol production.

Key Findings

  • Patient Sample: The study surveyed 222 patients diagnosed with Cushing syndrome across various European centers.
  • Thromboprophylaxis Administration: A significant 69% of these patients received thromboprophylaxis, primarily through the administration of low-molecular weight heparins.
  • Incidence of VTE: Despite prophylactic measures, 2.7% of the patients experienced VTE, indicating the persistent risk of thromboembolic events in this patient population.

Implications for Clinical Practice

The findings highlight a critical need for optimizing thromboprophylaxis strategies in managing Cushing syndrome. Given the observed incidence of VTE despite prophylaxis, there is a call for enhanced clinical guidelines and tailored therapeutic approaches to diminish this risk more effectively.

Collaborative Effort

This study is a collaborative effort between EuRRECa and Endo-ERN, reflecting the importance of multinational research in understanding and addressing complex endocrine disorders. The robust data collection and analysis underscore the value of cross-border cooperation in improving patient outcomes.

Future Directions

The research team recommends further studies to explore alternative or additional prophylactic measures, aiming to reduce the incidence of VTE in Cushing syndrome patients. Moreover, the study advocates for increased awareness among healthcare providers regarding the thromboembolic risks associated with Cushing syndrome and the necessity for vigilant monitoring and management.

For a detailed examination of the study and its findings, please visit the full publication. This publication represents a significant step forward in the ongoing effort to enhance the care and treatment of patients with Cushing syndrome.

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