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Cushing's syndrome: clinical review

Cushing's syndrome: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


June 30, 2016


March 21, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Krystallenia Alexandraki and Professor Ashley Grossman discuss the epidemiology and causes of Cushing’s syndrome, including glucocorticoids and tumors. Advice is offered on how to make the diagnosis and manage the condition.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe Cushing’s syndrome and how common it is
  • Consider the causes of Cushing’s syndrome
  • Examine a patient for signs of Cushing’s syndrome
  • Identify common comorbid conditions
  • Explain and organise the appropriate diagnostic work-up of patients
  • Understand management aims and strategies
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Krystallenia Alexandraki
    Consultant endocrinologist
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Professor Ashley Grossman
    Professor of endocrinology
    Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
    University of Oxford
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required