Endocrine changes after burns: the bone involvement.

  title={Endocrine changes after burns: the bone involvement.},
  author={Radovan Dolecek and J Tymonov{\'a} and Milena Ad{\'a}mkova and M Kadlc{\'i}k and Anton{\'i}n Pohl{\'i}dal and R Z{\'a}vodn{\'a}},
  journal={Acta chirurgiae plasticae},
  volume={45 3},
Any major burn is followed by a pronounced endocrine and metabolic response, by an acute phase response. In 30 burn subjects whose bone status was studied after burn trauma with the densitometer HOLOGIC 2000, bone involvement was found 6 and 12 months postburn: the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of their lumbar vertebrae L1-4 and of their left hip dropped significantly in most of them. Elevated levels of cortisol both in blood and in urine (free cortisol) were found, accompanied by very low… CONTINUE READING