Adrenal dysfunction in critically ill patients.

@article{Gomezsanchez2013AdrenalDI,
  title={Adrenal dysfunction in critically ill patients.},
  author={Celso E. Gomez-sanchez},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={368 16},
  pages={
          1547-9
        }
}
Critical illness elicits a major stress response that activates the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. Furthermore, the administration of corticotropin stimulates cortisol secretion and causes structural changes in the adrenal gland that include adrenal-cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia.1 Adrenal glands that are obtained on autopsy from patients who have died after a prolonged critical illness2 are relatively heavy, and progressively compact lipid-depleted cells replace lipid-laden… CONTINUE READING
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