Acute adrenal insufficiency: Optimising care
Rushworth, R. L., Falhammar, H., & Torpy, D. J. (2018). Acute adrenal insufficiency: Optimising care. Endocrinology Today, 7 (4), 32-36.
Adrenal crises are severe, life-threatening episodes of adrenal insufficiency. Preventing and managing adrenal crises is complex and current strategies have not been successful in achieving a reduction in the incidence of episodes. Treatment with intravenous hydrocortisone is life saving and should be given without delay to patients displaying signs of acute adrenal insufficiency and adrenal crises.
acute adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crises, prevention, management