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How to approach hypercalcaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23760705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of patients with hypercalcaemia should be informed by the patient's symptoms and signs, by the degree of elevation of calcium, by the underlying mechanism by which calcium has been elevated and by the disease process underlying the presentation. Regardless of diagnosis, all significantly hypercalcaemic patients should be rendered euvolaemic before any further and more specific treatment is considered. Highly symptomatic patients and those with a calcium level of > 3.5 mmol represent a medical emergency that requires inpatient treatment.
Rachel Crowley; Neil Gittoes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  2013-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Calcium / blood*
Diagnosis, Differential
Diphosphonates / blood*
Hypercalcemia / blood,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Hyperparathyroidism, Primary / complications
Neoplasms / complications
Parathyroid Hormone / blood*
Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein / blood
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Diphosphonates; 0/Parathyroid Hormone; 0/Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein; 7440-70-2/Calcium
Comment In:
Clin Med. 2013 Oct;13(5):525   [PMID:  24115719 ]

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