Cortisol changes among patients with septic shock and the relationship to ICU and hospital stay

@article{Goodman2005CortisolCA,
  title={Cortisol changes among patients with septic shock and the relationship to ICU and hospital stay},
  author={Sergei Goodman and Charles L Sprung and Daniel Ziegler and Yoram George Weiss},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={1362-1369}
}
To evaluate adrenal function in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. A prospective study of unstimulated and high-dose ACTH stimulated cortisol levels on days 1 and 2 following ICU admission and day 28 or last day of hospitalization (herein day 28). General intensive care unit. 34 septic patients. On days 1, 2, and 28 of sepsis unstimulated and ACTH stimulated cortisol levels were evaluated. End-points were length of ICU and hospital stay and 28 day all cause mortality. Eight patients… CONTINUE READING

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