Prevalence of pituitary dysfunction after severe traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: a large prospective study.

@article{Personnier2014PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of pituitary dysfunction after severe traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: a large prospective study.},
  author={Claire Personnier and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Crosnier and Philippe Meyer and Mathilde P. Chevignard and Isabelle Flechtner and Nathalie Boddaert and Sylvain Breton and Caroline Mignot and Yamina Dassa and Jean Claude Souberbielle and Marie Gabrielle Piketty and Kathleen Laborde and Jean-Philipe Jais and Magali Viaud and S Puget and C Sainte-Rose and Michel Polak},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={2052-60}
}
CONTEXT Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in childhood is a major public health issue. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the prevalence of pituitary dysfunction in children and adolescents after severe TBI and to identify any potential predictive factors. DESIGN This was a prospective longitudinal study. SETTING The study was conducted at a university hospital. PATIENTS Patients, hospitalized for severe accidental or inflicted TBI, were included. The endocrine assessment was performed between… CONTINUE READING
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