Daily Archives: 19/03/2018

Cortisol Response to Operative Stress With Anesthesia in Healthy Children

Lisa K. Taylor, Richard J. Auchus, […], and Walter L. Miller Background: Supraphysiological “stress dosing” is generally given to adrenally insufficient patients undergoing operative procedures and/or general anesthesia. However, the normal responses of cortisol to surgery are poorly documented, especially in small children. Recent studies in adults suggest that massive glucocorticoid dosing is not needed, […]