Pituitary function in paediatric survivors of severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{Poomthavorn2008PituitaryFI,
  title={Pituitary function in paediatric survivors of severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Preamrudee Poomthavorn and William Maixner and Margaret R. Zacharin},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={133-7}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI)-mediated hypopituitarism is an increasingly recognised problem. Paediatric survivors of TBI may be vulnerable to the possible effects of pituitary deficits as pituitary hormones control normal growth and development. Research concerning pituitary dysfunction following childhood TBI is limited. AIM To identify pituitary dysfunction in paediatric survivors of severe TBI. METHODS Of 1020 children who sustained a TBI and were admitted to the Royal… CONTINUE READING
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