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Hypopituitarism Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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ISBN-10: 3838304438

ISBN-13: 9783838304434

Edition: N/A

Authors: Amar Agha

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Neuroendocrine derangements after traumatic brain injury (TBI) have received increasing recognition in recent years. Marked changes of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis have been documented in the acute phase of TBI with as many as 80% of patients showing evidence of gonadotropin deficiency, 18% of growth hormone deficiency, 16% of corticotrophin deficiency and 40% of patients demonstrating vasopressin abnormalities. Longitudinal prospective studies have shown that some of the early abnormalities are transient, while new endocrine dysfunction becomes apparent in the post acute phase. There remains a high frequency of hypothalamic-pituitary hormone deficiencies among long term survivors of TBI…    
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List price: $82.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English