Plasma Cortisol, Testosterone, Estradiol and Progesterone Levels in Children with Acute Alcohol Intoxication*Corresponding Author: Mailis TĆµnisson, Department of Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, University of Tartu, Biomedicum, Ravila 19, Tartu, Estonia, Tel: + 372 737 4286, Fax: +372 737 4282, Email: [email protected]
Received Date: Mar 24, 2011 / Accepted Date: May 12, 2011 / Published Date: May 15, 2011
Citation: Tõnisson M, Tillmann V, Kuudeberg A, Väli M (2011) Effect of CBT on Depressive Symptoms in Methadone Maintenance Patients Undergoing Treatment for Hepatitis C. J Addict Res Ther 2:111.DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000111
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Aim: To study the relationships among plasma testosterone, estradiol, progesterone and cortisol levels with plasma glucose, lactate, sodium, and potassium concentrations in children hospitalised with acute alcohol intoxication (AI).
Methods: Data was analysed from 264 children aged 8-17 years who were hospitalised at Estonia's two children's hospital over a three-year period. In each case, the on-call paediatrician completed a special form about the clinical symptoms of AI. A blood sample was taken and serum was analysed for testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, cortisol, glucose, lactate, sodium, and potassium levels.
Results: The most common finding was an increased level of cortisol in 77.7 percent of patients (N=205). Cortisol levels correlated positively with glucose levels (r=0.29; p<0.05) and progesterone levels (r=0.62; p<0.05) in girls. Three children had serum lactate level above critical 5 mmol/L.