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dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Sinéad
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.identifier.citationMoloney, Sinéad, & Dowling, Maura. (2012). Early intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children. Nursing Children and Young People, 24(7), 25-28. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.24.7.25.s23en_IE
dc.description.abstractSinéad Moloney and Maura Dowling outline how to treat this hormonal disorder and suggest ways to improve parental and carer education The endocrine disorder adrenal insufficiency includes inadequate production of the steroid hormone cortisol. This results in poor physiological responses to illness, trauma or other stressors and risk of adrenal crisis. Management is based on administration of hydrocortisone. It is important to avoid underor over-treatment and increase the dosage during times of physiological stress. To reduce morbidity, hospital admissions and mortality, the education and empowerment of parents and carers, and prompt intervention when necessary are essential. A steroid therapy card for adrenal insufficiency containing personal information on a patient’s condition was developed for use by families and their specialist centres.en_IE
dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Children and Young Peopleen
dc.subjectAddison’s diseaseen_IE
dc.subjectAdrenal insufficiencyen_IE
dc.subjectCongenital adrenal hyperplasiaen_IE
dc.subjectEndocrine systemen_IE
dc.subjectParental educationen_IE
dc.titleEarly intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in childrenen_IE
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email:

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