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Traumatisk hjärnskada kan ge hypofyssvikt: Förslag till riktlinjer för utvärdering av hypofysfunktionen
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2012 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 109, no 12, 629-632 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability among people of working ages. Patients surviving severe TBI-accidents constitute an increasing part of today’s healthcare. In recent years it has been shown that 10-50 procent of the patients with severe traumatic brain injury have lesions in the pituitary-hypothalamic region. It is essential that these patients are evaluated for pituitary deficiency, so that replacement therapy can be initiated, and the rehabilitation process optimized. In this paper a proposal for the evaluation of the pituitary function in TBI-patients is presented, and simultaneously the TBI-concept is introduced to a broader part of the Swedish physicians.

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2012. Vol. 109, no 12, 629-632 p.
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Clinical Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190752PubMedID: 22624345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-190752DiVA: diva2:584140

[Traumatic brain injury can cause pituitary deficiency. Suggestions for guidelines for assessment of pituitary function]

Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-02-01Bibliographically approved

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