Aldosterone control in critically ill patients: ACTH, metoclopramide, and atrial natriuretic peptide.

@article{Raff1990AldosteroneCI,
  title={Aldosterone control in critically ill patients: ACTH, metoclopramide, and atrial natriuretic peptide.},
  author={Hershel Raff and James W. Findling},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={915-20}
}
A subset of critically ill patients has been described with low plasma aldosterone (Aldo) despite elevated plasma renin activity (PRA). In order to investigate possible mechanisms for these findings, the present study evaluated the Aldo response to exogenous ACTH or metoclopramide (MCP) in normal subjects and in patients admitted to the medical ICU. In addition, measurements of clinical status (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation [APACHE II]) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) were… CONTINUE READING

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