The evaluation of postoperative function of the adrenal gland.

Abstract

The cosyntropin (Cortrosyn) stimulation test has been adapted for use in the postoperative period. The normal adrenal gland response to 200 micrograms of cosyntropin given intravenously has been quantified at six, 12, 24, 48 and 72 hours after extensive general surgical procedures. The value of the test in quickly and accurately diagnosing postoperative… (More)

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