Marieke den Brinker

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of one single bolus of etomidate used for intubation on adrenal function in children with meningococcal sepsis. DESIGN Retrospective study conducted between 1997 and 2004. SETTING University-affiliated paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS Sixty children admitted to the PICU with(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of hyperglycemia and insulin response in critically ill children with meningococcal disease in the intensive care unit of an academic children's hospital. METHODS Seventy-eight children with meningococcal disease were included. The group was classified into shock non-survivors,(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the time course of perioperative blood glucose levels of children undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease in relation to endogenous stress hormones, inflammatory mediators, and exogenous factors such as caloric intake and glucocorticoid use. The study prospectively included 49 children undergoing cardiac surgery.(More)
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