How to avoid precipitating an acute adrenal crisis

How to avoid precipitating an acute adrenal crisis

Postby megalyman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 am

Professor John Wass has given his kind permission to The Pituitary Foundation to make available a recent leader article in the British Medical Journal:

How to avoid precipitating an acute adrenal crisis - (most importantly, heed patients’ requests for hydrocortisone)
by John A H Wass, Professor of Endocrinology and Wiebke Arlt, Professor of Medicine

9 October 2012.

For more information: http://www.pituitary.org.uk/content/view/735/105/
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Re: How to avoid precipitating an acute adrenal crisis

Postby plum » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:30 pm

hi

i'm considering printing out and carrying a copy next time i'm in hospital, just in case.

i went in as a day patient recently and had to fast. beforehand, i asked a nurse what time i should take my tablets. i mentioned i was on hydrocortisone replacement.
her reply? she suggested that i take the hydrocortisone AFTER the procedure. ooops she failed that test.

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