ResearchPad - prevalence-diagnosis-and-mechanisms-of-hyperaldosteronism Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[OR34-04 Efficiency of Adrenal Venous Sampling in the Treatment Choice of Primary Aldosteronism (AVSTAT Study)]]> BACKGROUND: Adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is strongly recommended for a subtype diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA) if adrenalectomy (ADX) is desired by the patient. Given various issues related to AVS such as technical demand, invasive nature, expensive cost and radiation exposure, AVS is expected to lead efficiently to the subtype diagnosis and ADX. Aim: Primary objective was to assess the performance of AVS to determine treatment of PA by investigating the ratio of unilateral disease and rate of ADX following AVS in patients with unilateral disease. Methods: Sixteen major referral centers in ENS@T (n=10) and Japan (n=6) participated in the study. Study period was from 2006 to 2018. Data on total number of PA patients, AVS (total number and number of successful procedures), number of patients with unilateral diseases, and number of patients that underwent ADX were collected by a questionnaire-based survey. In addition, reasons for not proceeding to ADX in patients with a unilateral diagnosis were investigated. The diagnosis of PA was based on the positive case detection and at least one positive result in confirmatory testing. Results: Total number of confirmed PA patients and conducted AVS showed a dramatic increase during the past decade (PA: 1061 pts/ 2006–2011 to 3718 pts/ 2012–2018; AVS: 720/ 2006–2011 to 2448/ 2012–2018). Success rate of AVS was improved from 79.0% (2006–2011) to 92.5% (2012–2018). Both rate of unilateral PA and ADX of successful procedures decreased from 42.7% (2006–2011) to 37.3% (2012–2018) and from 40.8% (2006–2011) to 34.9% (2012–2018), respectively. Of the patients with successful AVS, bilateral disease was diagnosed in 63.5% (1812/2854 pts). Of the unilateral PA patients, 11.9% (125/ 1054 pts) were not subjected to ADX. The rate of the patients not subjected to ADX was significantly higher in Japan than in ENS@T centers both in patients with successful AVS (75.8% vs. 53.4%) and with unilateral disease (19.9% vs. 8.6%). Clinical decision against ADX in unilateral disease was made by the physicians in 33.3%, the patients in 33.3%, and both in 33.3%. Medical factors for Dr.’s decision against ADX in unilateral disease included good blood pressure control, normokalemia, comorbidities (e.g. DM, CKD), non-lateralized CT findings (e.g. no tumor, contralateral tumor), and discordant results among different criteria of AVS.

Conclusions: High prevalence of bilateral disease and change of treatment policy after implementation affected the efficiency of AVS as an essential diagnostic procedure prior to ADX. Development of non-invasive procedures to exclude bilateral PA and more strict indication of AVS are warranted.

<![CDATA[OR34-02 Somatic Transmembrane Domain Mutations of a Cell Adhesion Molecule, CADM1, Cause Primary Aldosteronism by Preventing Gap Junction Communication Between Adrenocortical Cells]]> <![CDATA[OR34-03 Variable and Pulsatile Circulating Aldosterone Levels in Primary Aldosteronism: Implications for Diagnosis and Sub-Type Differentiation]]> <![CDATA[OR34-07 Prospective Multicentre Study Comparing 11C-metomidate PET CT with Adrenal Vein Sampling (AVS) in the Detection of Unilateral Aldosterone-Producing Adenomas (APAs)]]> 1.25 suggestive of unilateral disease). Left adrenalectomy was recommended based on PET-CT, and achieved biochemical and clinical cure. However she required hydrocortisone replacement for 14 months. Her relatively low right adrenal vein cortisol, despite successful cannulation, was attributed to contralateral suppression by co-secretion of cortisol from her adenoma. This was confirmed by finding high CYP11B1 and CYP11B2 mRNA expression in her tumour, typical of a KCNJ5 mutation, confirmed as L168R on Sanger sequencing.PA is a high risk subset of hypertension. Under-treatment has serious public health consequences. 11C-Metomidate PET CT has the potential to simplify the investigation pathway and allow more patients to receive potentially curable treatment. ]]> <![CDATA[OR34-01 11C Metomidate PET-CT Identifies More Unilateral Primary Aldosteronism Than Adrenal Vein Sampling]]> 5 was taken to be successful cannulation. Lateralization ratio >4 was consistent with unilateral PA. All results were reviewed at a multidisciplinary meeting to decide on the diagnosis (unilateral or bilateral PA) and management (secondary outcome). Primary outcome was biochemical cure using PASO criteria at 6 months post-surgery ( NCTxxxxxxxx). Results. Recruitment for the study has been complete with 25 patients, 49.2 ± 9.5 yr, 14 females (56.0%). All 25 patients had successful AVS. 22 of 25 patients (88.0%) had unilateral PA, and 3 patients (12.0%) had bilateral PA. PET-CT identified unilateral PA in 18 of 22 patients (sensitivity 81.8%), while AVS identified unilateral PA in 15 of 22 patients (sensitivity 68.2%). In one patient, repeat AVS done simultaneously without ACTH-stimulation aided to identify unilateral PA, when initial AVS failed to do so. Other cases where AVS failed to identify unilateral PA were due to venous anomalies, and limitation of the lateralization cut-off of 4. 18 of 22 patients have undergone surgery, with 3 patients awaiting surgery, and 1 opting for medical treatment. Post-surgery, all patients had complete normalization of aldosterone-renin ratio, and hypokalemia (if present). 2 patients had bilateral PA on both PET-CT and AVS. 1 patient had discordant AVS and PET-CT results, with AVS lateralizing to right, and PET-CT to left. This patient was classified as bilateral PA and treated medically. Conclusion. This is the first study to demonstrate that 11C-Metomidate PET-CT may identify cases of unilateral PA not detected with AVS, using the stringent PASO criteria for post-operative biochemical cure. ]]>