Physiological-dose steroid therapy in sepsis [ISRCTN36253388]


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YILDIZ O. , Doganay M. , AYGEN B. , GUVEN M. , KELESTIMUR F., TUTUS A.

CRITICAL CARE, vol.6, no.3, pp.251-258, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/cc1498
  • Title of Journal : CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-258
  • Keywords: adrenal insufficiencies, cortisol, occult adrenal insufficiencies, physiological-dose steroid therapy, sepsis, PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS, SEPTIC SHOCK, CORTISOL RESPONSE, CORTICOTROPIN, INSUFFICIENCY, ILLNESS, CLASSIFICATION, HYDROCORTISONE, SERUM

Abstract

Introduction The aim of the study was to assess the prognostic importance of basal cortisol concentrations and cortisol response to corticotropin, and to determine the effects of physiological dose steroid therapy on mortality in patients with sepsis.