Posttraumatic hypopituitarism is associated with an unfavorable body composition and lipid profile, and decreased quality of life 12 months after injury.

@article{Klose2007PosttraumaticHI,
  title={Posttraumatic hypopituitarism is associated with an unfavorable body composition and lipid profile, and decreased quality of life 12 months after injury.},
  author={Marianne C Klose and Torquil Watt and Jannick Brennum and Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 10},
  pages={3861-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to describe body composition, lipid profile, and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in relation to the development of posttraumatic hypopituitarism. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional evaluation with a nested prospective substudy. PATIENTS The cross-sectional cohort included 104 hospitalized patients with TBI [26 females/78 males; median age 41 yr (range 18-64); body mass index (BMI) 25 kg/m(2) (range 17-39); and… CONTINUE READING

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