Urinary cortisol and catecholamine excretion after burn injury in children.

@article{Norbury2008UrinaryCA,
  title={Urinary cortisol and catecholamine excretion after burn injury in children.},
  author={William B. Norbury and David N . Herndon and Ludwik K. Branski and David L. Chinkes and Marc Gerhard Jeschke},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={1270-5}
}
INTRODUCTION A severe burn causes increased levels of urine cortisol and catecholamines. However, little is known about the magnitude of this increase or how and when the levels return to normal. The purpose of this study was to determine in a large clinical prospective trial the acute and long-term pattern of urine cortisol and catecholamine expression in severely burned children. METHODS Pediatric patients with burns greater than 40% total body surface area (TBSA), admitted to our unit over… CONTINUE READING