Glucocorticoid replacement therapy: are patients over treated and does it matter?

@article{Peacey1997GlucocorticoidRT,
  title={Glucocorticoid replacement therapy: are patients over treated and does it matter?},
  author={Steven R Peacey and Chun Yuan Guo and Anne Martin Robinson and Alkes Price and Michelle Giles and Richard Eastell and Anthony P. Weetman},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={255-61}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adequate assessment of patients on glucocorticoid replacement therapy is of great importance to avoid the consequences of under or over treatment, but no simple test is available for this. The aims of this study were (1) to assess adequacy of glucocorticoid replacement in hypoadrenal patients, (2) to correlate serum cortisol levels (cortisol day curve) with 24-hour urine free cortisol excretion and (3) to assess the impact of glucocorticoid dose optimization on markers… CONTINUE READING

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