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2019 Jun

Medicine (Baltimore)



Effects of surgery start time on postoperative cortisol, inflammatory cytokines, and postoperative hospital day in hip surgery: Randomized controlled trial.


Kwon Y S, Jang J S, Hwang S M, Tark H, Kim J H, Lee J J
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jun; 98(24):e15820.
PMID: 31192911.


The aim of this study was to compare morning surgery (Group A), characterized by high cortisol levels, with afternoon surgery (Group B), characterized by low cortisol levels, with respect to cortisol, inflammatory cytokines (interleukin [IL]-6, IL-8), and postoperative hospital days (POHD) after hip surgery.