Endocrinology in the critically ill

Hilke Vervenne and Greet Van den Berghe

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

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Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Endocrinology in the critically ill

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Critical illness is any condition requiring support of failing vital organ systems, without which survival would not be possible. It is characterized by striking alterations in the hypothalamic-anterior-pituitary axes that are known to contribute to the high risk of morbidity and mortality.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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