Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: Incidence, pathophysiology, and relationship to vasopressor dependence and peripheral interleukin-6 levels*

@article{Dimopoulou2004HypothalamicpituitaryadrenalAD,
  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: Incidence, pathophysiology, and relationship to vasopressor dependence and peripheral interleukin-6 levels*},
  author={I. Dimopoulou and S. Tsagarakis and A. Kouyialis and P. Roussou and G. Assithianakis and M. Christoforaki and I. Ilias and D. Sakas and N. Thalassinos and C. Roussos},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={404-408}
}
ObjectiveTo investigate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for traumatic brain injury and to assess the relation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis abnormalities with vasopressor dependence and peripheral cytokine levels. DesignProspective study. SettingGeneral intensive care unit in a university teaching hospital. PatientsForty patients (33 men and 7 women) with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (mean age, 37 ± 16 yrs) were… Expand
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