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Endocrine issues in the pediatric intensive care unit

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Mercer University School of Medicine



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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

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Journal Title

Pediatric clinics of North America

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