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Critically ill patients have high basal growth hormone levels with attenuated oscillatory activity associated with low levels of insulin-like growth factor-I.

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OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the relationship between growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Case-control study of critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit was carried out. PATIENTS: Six critically ill patients (51-78 years) who required ventilation and parenteral nutrition and six age, weight, height, and sex-matched healthy adults were studied. MEASUREMENTS: The patients and controls were studied for two 24-hour...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
47-54
Publication date:
1991-07-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:7181f086-d397-420e-b5b7-ce280b4c3c30
Source identifiers:
248068
Local pid:
pubs:248068

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