Hepato-adrenal syndrome

September 2006
Gut;Sep2006, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p1340
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that investigated the association between relative adrenal insufficiency and liver diseases. Several studies have pointed to an association between subnormal adrenal response and adverse outcome in septic shock. The study which evaluated adrenal function in critically ill patients with cirrhosis and severe sepsis using the short synacthen test revealed adrenal insufficiency in 51.5% of subjects.


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