Evaluation of the integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis by insulin hypoglycemia test
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Volume 83, Issue 7, 1998, Pages 2350-2354.
We retrospectively reviewed dynamic ACTH and cortisol responses to insulin hypoglycemia in 193 subjects with suspected ACTH deficiency to ascertain the predictive values of various diagnostic criteria. Based on the achievement of a peak cortisol level of 18 micrograms/dL or above, 133 subjects were classified as having an intact hypothala...More
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