Pituitary functions in the acute phase of traumatic brain injury: Are they related to severity of the injury or mortality?

Tanriverdi F. , Ulutabanca H. , Unluhizarci K. , Selcuklu A. , Casanueva F. F. , Kelestimur F.

BRAIN INJURY, vol.21, no.4, pp.433-439, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02699050701311083
  • Title of Journal : BRAIN INJURY
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-439


Primary objective: There are only limited data regarding pituitary functions in the acute phase of traumatic brain injury ( TBI) and previous studies have been conducted in only small cohorts of subjects. Therefore we have investigated the pituitary functions in the early acute phase, within 24 hours of trauma, in 104 patients with TBI. Additionally, the relationships between basal pituitary hormones, severity of the trauma and mortality due to trauma were also investigated.