FREE TRIIODOTHYRONINE IN SERA OF ACUTELY ILL GENERAL MEDICAL PATIENTS - A PROGNOSTIC INDICATOR
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AbstractWe measured free triiodothyronine (FT3), thyrotropin (TSH), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in sera of 39 acutely ill medical patients who died within three months of admission and 39 age- and sex-matched control patients selected at random from a total of 294 acute medical admissions. Serum FT3 in nonsurvivors (1.91 +/- 1.51 pmol/L) was significantly lower than that in survivors (3.01 +/- 1.3 pmol/L, P < 0.01) and the CRP in nonsurvivors (54.6 +/- 59.2 mg/L) was significantly higher than in survivors (43.6 +/- 59.5 mg/L, P < 0.05). There was no difference in plasma TSH between the two groups. The estimated odds ratio relating death to a plasma FT3 value < 1.0 pmol/L on admission was 17 (highly significant: P < 0.001). We conclude that plasma FT3 may be a useful prognostic indicator in acutely ill patients.
All Author(s) ListMAK YT, CHAN ELP, CHAN A, WOO J, SWAMINATHAN R
Journal nameClinical Chemistry
Year1992
Month3
Day1
Volume Number38
Issue Number3
PublisherAMER ASSOC CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
Pages414 - 415
ISSN0009-9147
eISSN1530-8561
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsC-REACTIVE PROTEIN; ODDS RATIO FOR PREDICTING MORTALITY; THYROTROPIN
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMedical Laboratory Technology; MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

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