Association between thyroid function tests at baseline and the outcome of patients with sepsis or septic shock: a systematic review.

@article{Angelousi2011AssociationBT,
  title={Association between thyroid function tests at baseline and the outcome of patients with sepsis or septic shock: a systematic review.},
  author={Anna Angelousi and Drosos E. Karageorgopoulos and Anastasios M. Kapaskelis and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={147-55}
}
INTRODUCTION The severity of critical illness is associated with various patterns of thyroid hormone abnormalities. We sought to evaluate whether the outcome of patients with, specifically, sepsis or septic shock is associated with the thyroid function tests evaluated at diagnosis or admission in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS We performed a systematic review of relevant studies by searching PubMed. RESULTS We included nine studies that all had a prospective cohort design. Seven… CONTINUE READING

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