EVALUATION OF THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS IN A PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT


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Demiral M., Kiral E. , Dinleyici E. Ç. , Simsek E.

ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA-BUCHAREST, vol.15, no.4, pp.466-471, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4183/aeb.2019.466
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA-BUCHAREST
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-471
  • Keywords: adrenal insufficiency, cortisol, critical illness, pediatric risk of mortality score, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, CORTICOSTEROID INSUFFICIENCY, PREDICTIVE FACTORS, ILLNESS, CORTISOL, CHILDREN, SEVERITY, SHOCK

Abstract

Background. Relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) is the inadequate production of cortisol due to dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis during a severe illness. We evaluated the HPA axis and RAI in a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).