Table 2

ACTH atimulated plasma cortisols before and after treatment (mean(SD))

BeforeAfter
Hydrocortisone (n=21)Dopamine
(n=19)
Hydrocortisone
(n=14)
Dopamine
(n=17)
Age (hours)11.0 (12.8)14.6 (10.3)181.4 (53.3)2-150 128.4 (63.7)2-150
Plasma cortisol (nmol/l):
 0 mins414.8 (394.9)411.9 (262.1)619.3 (542.5)541.9 (351.4)
 30 mins580.5 (455.4)657.8 (448.4)975.0 (621.7)1077.0 (536.1)
 Increment166.8 (142.4)215.7 (314.3)355.7 (178.9)536.3 (284.7)
  • 2-150 = P < 0.05, Mann-Whitney U test.