Dopamine and the sick euthyroid syndrome in critical illness.

@article{Berghe1994DopamineAT,
  title={Dopamine and the sick euthyroid syndrome in critical illness.},
  author={Greet Van den Berghe and Francis de Zegher and Peter Lauwers},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={731-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The sick euthyroid syndrome is a poorly understood hallmark of critical illness. Dopamine is a natural catecholamine with hypophysiotrophic properties, that is used as an inotropic agent of first choice in intensive care medicine. We explored the effect of dopamine infusion (5 micrograms/kg/min) on the sick euthyroid syndrome of critically ill… CONTINUE READING