Controversies surrounding critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in animals.

@article{Creedon2015ControversiesSC,
  title={Controversies surrounding critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in animals.},
  author={Jamie M Burkitt Creedon},
  journal={Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={107-12}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the controversies surrounding critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) and the use of hydrocortisone in critically ill patients, and to present published diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in companion veterinary species. ETIOLOGY Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency may be due to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, alterations in cortisol-plasma protein binding, target cell enzymatic changes, changes in… CONTINUE READING
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