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Table 3 Clinical features of group 3 (second serum cortisol level < 15 μg/dl)

From: Adrenal insufficiency in prolonged critical illness

Patient Age/sex First cortisol (μg/dl) Second cortisol (μg/dl) Outcome Ventilator dependent Steroid use after second cortisol Reason why steroid treatment witheld
1 83/male 40.9 14.4 Survived No No Active tuberculosis
2 58/male 95.6 14.4 Survived No Yes  
3 76/female 58.5 14.4 Survived No No Extreme hypertension
4 79/male 34.0 12.7 Died No Yes  
5 70/male 40.1 11.2 Died No No Active tuberculosis
6 88/female 38.6 10.6 Survived Yes No Active tuberculosis
7 87/male 38.1 10.2 Died No Yes  
8 66/male 42.9 9.6 Died No Yes  
9 71/male 67.0 9.5 Survived Yes Yes  
10 82/female 42.0 5.6 Died No Yes  
11 61/male 39.2 5.3 Died No Yes  
12 53/female 45.3 3.9 Survived No Yes  
13 83/male 37.4 3.6 Died No Yes  
14 50/female 62.5 3.4 Died No Yes  
15 45/male 37.6 2.8 Survived No Yes