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Measurement of serum free cortisol shows discordant responsivity to stress and dynamic evaluation.

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CONTEXT: Routinely available assays of adrenal function measure serum total cortisol (TC) and not the biologically active free cortisol (FC). However, there are few data on FC levels during surgical stress and in response to standard pharmacological tests. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate TC and FC levels in different states of physical stress. DESIGN AND SETTING: We conducted a prospective observational study in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We measu...

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10.1210/jc.2006-2361

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Christ-Crain, M More by this author
Couppis, O More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Volume:
92
Issue:
5
Pages:
1729-1735
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1945-7197
ISSN:
0021-972X
URN:
uuid:f0e8dc03-20d6-458a-bf18-dc50fe4bbbc4
Source identifiers:
138224
Local pid:
pubs:138224

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