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Endocrinology in the critically ill 

Endocrinology in the critically ill
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Endocrinology in the critically ill
Author(s):

Hilke Vervenne

and Greet Van den Berghe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0177
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date: 17 November 2019

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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