The diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill patient: does it really matter?

@article{Marik2006TheDO,
  title={The diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill patient: does it really matter?},
  author={Paul Ellis Marik},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={176 - 176}
}
The definition of what constitutes a 'normal' adrenal response to critical illness is unclear. Consequently, published studies have used a variety of biochemical criteria to define 'adrenal insufficiency'. These criteria have been based on the baseline cortisol level or the increment in cortisol following corticotropin administration. However, in critically… CONTINUE READING