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Free cortisol and accuracy of total cortisol measurements in the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency in brain-dead patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology
1528-1175
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
3
Pages
568–574
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31822a702f
PMID: 21795963
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Total baseline cortisol measurement is accurate and sufficient to diagnose AI in brain-dead patients, even if albumin or corticosteroid-binding globulin concentrations are low.

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