The Stress Response of Critical Illness: Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects, Hormonal Regulation, Particular Clinical Situations “Morbid Obesity”

  • Moise Coeffier
  • Fabienne TamionEmail author


Obesity is a widespread condition associated with a variety of mechanical, metabolic, and physiologic changes that affect outcomes and delivery of care in ICU. In particular, the metabolic response to critical illness of obese patients is characterized by changes in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fat, and in the utilization of proteins. The endocrine functions of adipose tissue might be involved role in the adaptive changes to critical illness.


Intensive Care Unit Critical Illness Intensive Care Unit Patient Intensive Care Unit Mortality Intensive Care Unit Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1073RouenFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Research and Innovation in BiomedicineRouenFrance
  3. 3.Nutrition DepartmentRouen University HospitalRouenFrance
  4. 4.Medical Intensive Care UnitRouen University HospitalRouenFrance

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