Friday, December 14, 2012

Top Endocrine Publications of 2011: The Feline Adrenal Gland

In my eighth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2011, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline adrenal gland.

Listed below are 6 research papers written in 2011 that deal with adrenal gland issues of clinical importance in cats.

These range from an investigation of the plasma cortisol and aldosterone responses to various doses of cosyntropin (1) to a review of primary hyperaldosteronism or Conn's syndrome (2); from the effects of FIV infection on the feline pituitary-adrenal axis (3) to a case report of a cat with "atypical" Addison's disease (4); and finally, from a review of the current thinking about critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency to a report of a cat with a sex hormone-secreting adrenal carcinoma (6).

  1. DeClue AE, Martin LG, Behrend EN, et al. Cortisol and aldosterone response to various doses of cosyntropin in healthy cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;238:176-182. 
  2. Djajadiningrat-Laanen S, Galac S, Kooistra H. Primary hyperaldosteronism: expanding the diagnostic net. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13:641-650. 
  3. Gomez NV, Castillo VA, Gisbert MA, et al. Immune-endocrine interactions in treated and untreated cats naturally infected with FIV. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2011;143:332-337. 
  4. Hock CE. Atypical hypoadrenocorticism in a Birman cat. Can Vet J 2011;52:893-896.
  5. Martin LG. Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in small animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2011;41:767-782.
  6. Meler EN, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Peter AT, et al. Cyclic estrous-like behavior in a spayed cat associated with excessive sex-hormone production by an adrenocortical carcinoma. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13:473-478. 

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