Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:135–136 DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0763-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Rapid decrease in total serum testosterone levels in burn victims Kreu Maisniemi & Patrik Lassus & Nicolas Kluger & Virve Koljonen Received: 12 July 2012 /Accepted: 3 September 2012 /Published online: 3 October 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 Sir, Mann–Whitney test and Spearman’s rank correlation test Catabolic response to severe thermal injury includes re- were used in analyses. p values less than 0.05 were duced testosterone levels with well-documented sequelae considered statistically significant. All calculations were . We investigated the decrease in total serum testosterone done with NCSS (Kaysville, Utah) software. (TST) comparing the values on admission with the values Demographic, injury related data and TST values are 1 week post injury in a series of ICU burn patients. summarised in Table 1. Circulating androgen steroids are Measurements of TST were collected prospectively on converted to testosterone in the skin . The median TST on admission from 11 consecutive adults hospitalised in a burn admission was 7.1 (0.6 to 14.2) nmol/L. The initial TST ICU during 2006 by the liquid chromatography–tandem measurements did not correlate with %TBSA. mass spectrometry method (LC-MS/MS) . TST measure- The median TST on day
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