Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in cirrhotic patients with acute gastroesophageal variceal bleeding: risk factors and association with outcome*.

@article{Tsai2014CriticalIC,
  title={Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in cirrhotic patients with acute gastroesophageal variceal bleeding: risk factors and association with outcome*.},
  author={Ming-Hung Tsai and Hui-Chun Huang and Yun-Shing Peng and Yung-Chang Chen and Ya-Chung Tian and C. Yang and Jau-Min Lien and Ji-Tseng Fang and Cheng-Shyong Wu and Fa-Yauh Lee},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={
          2546-55
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency can adversely influence the prognosis of critically ill patients. However, its impact on the outcomes of patients with cirrhosis and acute gastroesophageal variceal bleeding remains unknown. We evaluated adrenal function using short corticotropin stimulation test in patients with cirrhosis and gastroesophageal variceal bleeding. The main outcomes analyzed were 5-day treatment failure and 6-week mortality. DESIGN Prospective… CONTINUE READING
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