WILLIAM E. ABBOTT, M.D.; HARVEY KRIEGER, M.D.; STANLEY LEVEY, Ph.D.
During the past few years a considerable amount of knowledge concerning the use and abuse of ACTH, cortisone and hydrocortisone in the treatment of surgical patients has accumulated. Metabolic alterations of varying magnitude and direction occur in the surgical patient in response to his disease or operation. Since the hormones under discussion are capable of producing significant metabolic changes, it is important to determine whether these are in a favorable or unfavorable direction. The purpose of this paper is to categorize the surgical patients in whom the use of ACTH, cortisone and hydrocortisone (a) is definitely indicated, (b) may be
ABBOTT WE, KRIEGER H, LEVEY S. THE RÔLE OF ACTH, CORTISONE AND HYDROCORTISONE IN SURGERY12. Ann Intern Med. ;43:702–730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-702
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):702-730.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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