Determination of salivary cortisol to assess time-related changes of the adrenal response to stress in critically ill patients

Published: 6 August 2019
Author(s): Soraya Puglisi, Andrea Pizzuto, Barbara Laface, Francesco Panero, Franco Aprà, Enrico Palmas, Paola Perotti, Giuseppe Reimondo, Adriana Boccuzzi, Massimo Terzolo
Issue: August 2019
Section: Original Article

The value of salivary cortisol measurement to study stress-related adrenal response is controversial. The study aim was to assess the role of salivary cortisol measurement to detect time-related changes of adrenal response in critically ill patients.