Adrenocortical function in the very low birth weight infant: improved testing sensitivity and association with neonatal outcome.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate adrenocortical function in ill preterm infants and investigate potential relationships between plasma cortisol concentrations and major neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Randomized trial of adrenocorticotropic hormone (1-24ACTH) stimulation testing, followed by a chart review. SETTING Two level III neonatal intensive care units… (More)

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