Journal article

Random measurements of adiponectin and IL-6 may not be indicative of the 24-h profile in critically ill patients

Katherine Robinson, Mark Jones, Jenny Ordonez, Jeffrey Grice, Ben Davidson, John Prins, Bala Venkatesh

Clinical Endocrinology | WILEY | Published : 2013


CONTEXT: The anti-inflammatory role of adiponectin has prompted interest in a potential role in acute inflammatory conditions associated with critical illness. It is unclear whether a random adiponectin measurement adequately reflects the 24-h profile in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal profile of total and high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in 15 critically ill patients. DESIGN: A prospective, observational study. SETTING: Level II intensive care unit in a metropolitan hospital. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen critically ill patients expected to stay in the ICU for longer than 48 h were eligible for enrolment. INTERVENTION(S): ..

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