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adrenal insuficiency

Isabel Graupera, Oana Pavel, Virginia Hernandez-Gea, Alba Ardevol, Susan Webb, Eulalia Urgell, Alan Colomo, Jordina Llaó, Mar Concepción, Càndid Villanueva
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) is common in critical illness and in cirrhosis, and is related with worse outcomes. The prevalence of RAI may be different in variceal and non-variceal bleeding and whether it may influence outcomes in these settings is unclear. This study assesses RAI and its prognostic implications in cirrhosis with variceal bleeding and in peptic ulcer bleeding. METHODS: Patients with severe bleeding (systolic pressure <100 mmHg and/or haemoglobin <8 g/L) from oesophageal varices or from a peptic ulcer were included...
August 2015: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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