Published in Blood Weekly, January 10th, 2008
"Routinely available assays measure serum total cortisol (TC) and not free cortisol (FC). Whether FC concentrations better reflect outcome is uncertain. To investigate the predictive value of TC and FC in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Preplanned subanalysis of a prospective intervention study in 278 patients presenting to the emergency department with CAP. TC, FC, procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, leukocytes, clinical variables, and the pneumonia severity index (PSI) were measured. The major outcome measures...
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