Critical Illness

Some articles on critical illness:

Critical Illness-related Corticosteroid Insufficiency - Diagnosis
... The exact diagnostic tests and cut-off values to diagnose critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency are not agreed upon ... relative adrenal insufficiency, a reason why the term critical illness–related corticosteroid insufficiency is preferred to relative adrenal insufficiency ... not adequately assess response to the chronic stress of critical illness ...
Critical Illness-related Corticosteroid Insufficiency
... Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) is a form of adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients who have blood corticosteroid levels which are inadequate ... hypothalamus and pituitary gland control adrenal secretions, undergoes profound changes during critical illness ...
Critical Illness-related Corticosteroid Insufficiency - Physiology
... High blood levels of cortisol during critical illness could theoretically be protective because of several reasons ... myopathy (in patients already prone to critical illness polyneuropathy) are possible harmful effects ... increase, and levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate decrease in response to critical illness ...

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