Prognostic significance of different subgroup classifications of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in patients with septic shock.

@article{Lim2011PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of different subgroup classifications of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in patients with septic shock.},
  author={So Yeon Lim and Yong Soo Kwon and Maeng Real Park and Seo Goo Han and Kyeongman Jeon and Sang-Won Um and Won-jung Koh and Man Pyo Chung and Hojoong Kim and O Jung Kwon and Gee Young Suh},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={345-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of classification of patients with septic shock into different critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency subgroups. A retrospective observational study was conducted in patients with septic shock who underwent a short corticotropin stimulation test within 72 h of the onset of shock. Patients were classified into normal adrenal function (NOM), low basal cortisol (LBC) (basal cortisol, <10 μg/dL), or low Δ cortisol… CONTINUE READING