A rational approach for assessing the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis.

  title={A rational approach for assessing the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis.},
  author={P. M. Stewart and John E. T. Corrie and Jonathan R Seckl and Christopher R. W. Edwards and Paul Lynch Padfield},
  volume={1 8596},
In 70 paired insulin tolerance tests (ITTs) and short 'Synacthen' tests (SSTs), both of which have been advocated for assessment of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, there were 51 passes on both tests, 9 failures on both, and 10 discrepant results (9 failures on the SST, 1 failure on the ITT). There was a close correlation between the maximum cortisol value achieved in the two tests. A survey of British endocrinologists showed that only 24% used the SST to assess the HPA axis. It is… CONTINUE READING

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