Endocrine issues in the pediatric intensive care unit
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Child; *Critical Illness; Endocrine System; Endocrine System Diseases; Homeostasis; Hormones; Humans; *Intensive Care Units, Pediatric; Prognosis
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
This article reviews selected issues of endocrine concerns in the pediatric intensive care unit, exclusive of diabetic ketoacidosis. The sympathoadrenergic arm of the neuroendocrine stress response is described, followed by discussions of two topics of particular current concern: critical illness hyperglycemia and relative adrenal insufficiency. A selected set of common scenarios encountered in the daily practice of intensive care follows.
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Citation: Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Jun;55(3):805-33, xiii. Link to article on publisher's site