Hypocortisolaemia and adrenocortical responsiveness at onset of septic shock

  title={Hypocortisolaemia and adrenocortical responsiveness at onset of septic shock},
  author={John L Moran and Marianne J. Chapman and M. S. O'Fathartaigh and Aaron R Peisach and Peter R. Pannall and Phillip Leppard},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
To characterise the plasma cortisol profile and adreno-cortial responsiveness (short Synacthen test) of patients in septic shock. Retrospective assessment using case-notes and ICU charts. University teaching hospital ICU. 68 septic shock patients with plasma cortisol and/or short Synacthen test measured at ICU-admission or onset of shock post ICU-admission. Patients were identified from a total population of 155 patients who had PCL and/or SST measured over a 4.5 year period. None. Patients… CONTINUE READING