Early intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264363
Title:
Early intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children.
Authors:
Moloney, Sinéad; Dowling, Maura
Affiliation:
Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. sinead.moloney@cuh.ie
Citation:
Early intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children. 2012, 24 (7):25-8 Nurs Child Young People
Journal:
Nursing children and young people
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264363
PubMed ID:
23155938
Abstract:
The endocrine disorder adrenal insufficiency includes inadequate production of the steroid hormone cortisol. This results in poor physiological responses to illness, trauma or other stressors and risk of adrenal crisis. Management is based on administration of hydrocortisone. It is important to avoid under- or over-treatment and increase the dosage during times of physiological stress. To reduce morbidity, hospital admissions and mortality, the education and empowerment of parents and carers, and prompt intervention when necessary are essential. A steroid therapy card for adrenal insufficiency containing personal information on a patient's condition was developed for use by families and their specialist centres.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adrenal Insufficiency; Child; Humans; Hydrocortisone; Parents; Patient Admission; Patient Discharge; Power (Psychology)
ISSN:
2046-2336

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Sinéaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T16:16:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-07T16:16:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationEarly intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children. 2012, 24 (7):25-8 Nurs Child Young Peopleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2046-2336-
dc.identifier.pmid23155938-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264363-
dc.description.abstractThe endocrine disorder adrenal insufficiency includes inadequate production of the steroid hormone cortisol. This results in poor physiological responses to illness, trauma or other stressors and risk of adrenal crisis. Management is based on administration of hydrocortisone. It is important to avoid under- or over-treatment and increase the dosage during times of physiological stress. To reduce morbidity, hospital admissions and mortality, the education and empowerment of parents and carers, and prompt intervention when necessary are essential. A steroid therapy card for adrenal insufficiency containing personal information on a patient's condition was developed for use by families and their specialist centres.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing children and young peopleen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdrenal Insufficiency-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHydrocortisone-
dc.subject.meshParents-
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission-
dc.subject.meshPatient Discharge-
dc.subject.meshPower (Psychology)-
dc.titleEarly intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChildren's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. sinead.moloney@cuh.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing children and young peopleen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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