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[Hormones of the pituitary-adrenal cortex system in patients under long-term sedation with etomidate and fentanyl].

@article{Kochs1984HormonesOT,
  title={[Hormones of the pituitary-adrenal cortex system in patients under long-term sedation with etomidate and fentanyl].},
  author={E. Kochs and J. Schulte am Esch},
  journal={Der Anaesthesist},
  year={1984},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={
          402-7
        }
}
  • E. Kochs, J. Schulte am Esch
  • Published 1984
  • Medicine
  • Der Anaesthesist
  • The influence of a long-term sedation with etomidate and fentanyl on the hormones of the pituitary gland and the adrenal cortex now five mechanically ventilated patients were studied. There is evidence that etomidate might diminish the plasma cortisol level in a dose dependent relationship. The urinary excretion of 17-OH-corticosteroids was found to stay within the normal range, whereas the corresponding excretion of the unbound cortisol stayed subnormal. In general no cortisol response was… CONTINUE READING
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