Search for dissertations about: "Adrenal Insufficiency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Adrenal Insufficiency.

  1. 1. Brain structure and function in primary adrenal insufficiency

    Author : Annelies van't Westeinde; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Individuals with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI), i.e., congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and autoimmune Addison’s disease (AAD), suffer from impaired production of the adrenal gland hormones cortisol and aldosterone, and in the case of AAD, also androgens. READ MORE

  2. 2. Diagnosing hyper- and hypocortisolism using saliva samples : pitfalls and how to avoid them

    Author : Nils Bäcklund; Per Dahlqvist; Göran Brattsand; Tommy Olsson; Elisabeth Aardal; Kerstin Landin-Wilhelmsen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cushing s syndrome; Adrenal Insufficiency; Salivary cortisol; Salivary cortisone; Reference intervals; Diagnostic accuracy; Error sources; invärtesmedicin; Internal Medicine; medicinsk biokemi; Medical Biochemistry;

    Abstract : Background: Cushing's syndrome (CS) is caused by high cortisol secretion whereas insufficient cortisol secretion is called adrenal insufficiency (AI). Both are rare diseases with substantial diagnostic delay, and high morbidity and mortality even though effective treatment is available. READ MORE

  3. 3. Trauma - logistics and stress response

    Author : Camilla Brorsson; Silvana Naredi; Anders Sylvan; Per Dahlqvist; Mikael Bodelsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; traumatic brain injury; multiple trauma; hydrocortisone; adrenal insufficiency; hypnotics and sedatives; citric acid; glycerol; saliva; liver; colorectal surgery;

    Abstract : Background: Trauma is a major cause of death and disability. Adverse events, such as prolonged prehospital time, hypoxia, hypotension and/or hyperventilation have been reported to correlate to poor outcome.Adequate cortisol levels are essential for survival after major trauma. READ MORE

  4. 4. Endocrine response to illness in sick horses : presence of critically-illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency or pancreatic insufficiency in horses is related to poor survival

    Author : Allison Stewart; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : Endocrinological responses are under tight physiological control in healthy animals, with homeostatic adaptions made for diet, exercise and illness. Transient adrenal dysfunction with inadequate cortisol production, known as relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI), is a major component of critical illness–related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI), which involves dysfunction of the entire HPA axis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Glucocorticoids - outcome in patients with glucocorticoid deficiency and Cushing's syndrome

    Author : Oskar Ragnarsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Cardiovascular risk; bone mineral density; paediatric; final height; cognitive function; fatigue; attentional network test; body composition; sarcopaenia; growth hormone;

    Abstract : Glucocorticoids (GCs) are steroid hormones that have a major impact on human metabolism and are essential for life. Chronic GC overexposure, called Cushing’s syndrome, is characterized by central obesity, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance and neurocognitive impairment. READ MORE