Thyroxine therapy in patients with severe nonthyroidal illnesses and low serum thyroxine concentration.

Abstract

A randomized prospective study was done to assess the response of hypothyroxinemic patients with severe nonthyroidal illnesses to T4 therapy. Patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit who had a total serum T4 concentration less than 5 micrograms/dl were randomly assigned to a control (12 patients) or a T4 treatment group (11 patients). L-T4 in a… (More)

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