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Amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism and other adverse effects.
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PMID:  21307683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that is frequently prescribed today for the treatment of ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. Amiodarone has many adverse effects, and one of them is thyroid dysfunction. Advanced practice and staff nurses need to be vigilant, recognizing early signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction to prevent adverse drug reactions. Often, the signs and symptoms of amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism are overlooked because of the complexity of the patient's condition. The purpose of this article was to review a case study, present differential diagnoses and testing, discuss risk factors associated with amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism, discuss its pathogenesis, and review clinical management.
Mary C Mosher
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-93     Citation Subset:  N    
Mary C. Mosher, MSN, RN, CCRN, recently completed the acute care nurse practitioner program at Case Western Reserve University. She worked eighteen years in the medical and surgical intensive care units at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
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