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Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia: The Enigma of MEN.
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PMID:  23880753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is an array of tumors found in various endocrine glands throughout the human body. A wide spectrum of clinical manifestations accompanies this syndrome. The complexities of the glandular function and subtle development of symptoms can cause the diagnosis to be missed, and individuals with MEN can be an enigma to the care team. Appropriate differential diagnosis and assessment are critical for these individuals to receive optimal care. An interprofessional team of health care providers, including an endocrinologist and an advanced practice endocrine nurse, must work in concert to orchestrate a plan of care across the continuum. Those specialized nurses who encounter individuals with MEN in a critical care setting are positioned to support the patient, the family, and the care team through this maze of multiple endocrinopathies and tumors.
Authors:
Carol S Manchester
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AACN advanced critical care     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1559-7776     ISO Abbreviation:  AACN Adv Crit Care     Publication Date:    2013 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101269322     Medline TA:  AACN Adv Crit Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-13     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Carol S. Manchester is Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 732, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (cmanche1@fairview.org).
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