0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

HALF-LIFE OF CORTISONE IN NEWBORN INFANTS

RORERT L. CRANNY, M.D.; VINCENT C. KELLEY, M.D., Ph.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1960;100(2):292. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.04020040293026.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

To the Editor:—Our main concern about the original report by Bongiovanni et al. that the half-life of hydrocortisone-hemisuccinate is greatly prolonged in the newborn was that no mention was made of the possibility that the dose or form might influence the results. Thus, quite innocently, the lack of any such influence was implied. The fact that a dose relationship does exist is not surprising, but it should be considered in proper perspective. Since the degree of largeness of a dose is relative and depends on the frame of reference, there may be reason for making the amount administered a strong point in discussing the half-life of steroids in the newborn. Many physiologic and biochemical functions of infants differ in degree from similar functions in adults, and we feel it is of importance to consider these factors when investigating allied problems. While we agree it is important to establish the

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();