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16th European Congress of Endocrinology

Symposia

Endocrine changes and treatment needs in critically ill patients

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Thyroid dysfunction in critically ill patients: to treat or not to treat?

Iervasi Giorgio

The low-triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome, also referred as non thyroidal illness, is a frequent finding usually associated to a wide constellation of both acute and chronic extra-thyroid critical disorders that largely differ each other in terms of aetiology, organ involvement, evolution, and clinical impact. Independently of its origin, severity and time-course, the low-T3 syndrome has been always considered an adaptive and positive process not needing spe...

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Adrenal (dys)function in critically ill patients

Van den Berghe Greet

Critical illness is hallmarked by hypercortisolemia, traditionally attributed to stress-induced hypothalamic┬ľpituitary┬ľadrenal axis activation. However, as low plasma ACTH concentrations and reduced responsiveness to ACTH have been reported, we hypothesized that reduced cortisol metabolism could play a major role. To systematically test this hypothesis, we recently performed six studies in matched ICU patients and healthy controls. These measured daily ACTH and corti...