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Endocrine Society
Guidelines for PAI
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Diagnosis and Treatment of
Primary Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf)

An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
New Overview of Stress Dosing (pdf) Adrenal Insufficiency Patient Guide to Management of Illness and Stress-Related Medical Events
Adrenal Hormones Cortisone medication information
Adrenal insufficiency Management (pdf) Information on adrenal insufficiency
Adrenal Crisis Care Medication Info (pdf) NADF Medical Director Paul Margulies, MD, FACE, FACP strongly suggests that adrenal insufficient patients only use hydrocortisone for adrenal crisis care injections.
Cortisol weaning (pdf) A compilation of information on weaning off of cortisol
DHEA Handout (pdf) Information on dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Flight Injectable Meds (pdf) Information from Southwest Airlines on injectable medications
Fludrocortisone Acetate (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on fludrocortisone acetate
Fludrocortisone Acetate – Secondaries (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on Secondary AI
Hydrocortisone Preference (pdf) Hydrocortisone is the correct crisis care injectable for adrenal insufficient patients
Medication Bioequivalency (pdf) Explanation of bioequivalency from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies.
Steroid Injections Be prepared to give Emergency Steroid Injections
Adrenal Crisis (pdf) What is an adrenal crisis?
Adrenal Crisis Alert Poster (pdf) Signs, symptoms and emergency room treatment protocol
Emergency Contact & Identification Medic Alert and other Emergency Information tools
Emergency Crisis Injection Pictorial (NIH) (pdf) Crisis care injection pictorial for adrenal insufficient patients.
Courtesy of The National Institutes of Health
Emergency Steroid Injections (pdf) A step-by-step on how to do an emergency steroid injection
Adrenal Hormone Replacement protocol (pdf) Information on hormone replacement medications
Colonoscopy protocol (pdf) Information before you test for adrenal insufficient patients
Surgery Protocol for Adults (pdf) Dr. Paul Margulies’ surgery protocol for adult adrenal insufficient patients
Travel (pdf) A compilation on travel and adrenal insufficient patients
“Adrenal fatigue” is not a recognized medical diagnosis (pdf) Read the explanation
Adrenal Glands and Emotions (pdf) A compilation from NADF News by NADF Medical Director Paul Margulies, M.D., FACE, FACP, NADF
Autoimmune diseases fact sheet An ePublications from on autoimmune diseases
Calcium and Bone Health (pdf) Calcium and bone handout for adrenal insufficient patients
Diet (pdf) A compilation of information on diet
Electrolyte Advice (pdf) A compilation on electrolytes and adrenal insufficient patients
Flu Shots (pdf) A compilation on flu shots
Hyperaldosteronism (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on hyperaldosteronism
Hydration Keep your cool & keep healthy
Medic Alert Engraving (pdf) What should we ask to have engraved on our Medic Alert Emblem?
Solu-Cortef Notice (pdf) Information from Pfizer, manufacturer of Solu-Cortef
Shingles Vaccine (pdf) Information on shingles for adrenal insufficient patients
Undiagnosed Diseases (pdf) NIH Launches Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Athletes (pdf) A compilation for athletes with adrenal insufficiency
Braithwaite Support Group Meeting (pdf) Addison’s Disease Support Group 04-06-14 Meeting with Dr. Braithwaite
Cancer Treatment and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Cancer treatment by chemotherapy/radiation for adrenal insufficient patients
Cardiac and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) A compilation of NADF Medical Director Dr. Paul Margulies’ Q and A items
Women and Adrenal Disease (pdf) Information just for adrenal insufficient women
ACTH Stimulation Test The basic ACTH stimulation test for Addison’s disease
Adrenal Antibody Test (pdf) The best antibody test for Addison’s disease is the anti-21 hydroxylase test
Clearing Cortisol Before ACTH Testing (pdf) Safely clearing cortisol-type hormone replacement or supraphysiological dosing using dexamethasone for accurate ACTH (Cortrosyn) stimulation test
FRENCH – Crisis Care French (pdf) Crisis Care in French
GERMAN – Crisis Care German (pdf) Crisis Care in German
ITALIAN – Crisis Care Italian (pdf) Crisis Care in Italian
POLISH – Addison’s Disease (pdf)
POLISH – Emergency Care Instructions (pdf)
POLISH – Cushing’s Syndrome (pdf)
Information on Addison’s Disease in Polish
Emergency Care Instructions in Polish
Cushing’s Syndrome in Polish
PORTUGUESE – Crisis Care Portuguese (pdf) Crisis Care in Portuguese
SPANISH – Addison’s Disease (pdf)
SPANISH- Crisis Care Spanish (pdf)
Information on Addison’s Disease in Spanish
Crisis Care in Spanish
Face of Addison’s Disease, The (YouTube) Awareness video published by LWA Facebook Support Group
Arlt Approach to adrenal insufficiency (pdf) JCEM 2009
Chrousos 2014 Lancet Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Lancet 2014
Husebye Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Journal of Internal Medicine 2013
Quinkler, Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Clinical Endocrinology 2012