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Thyroid gland disorder emergencies: thyroid storm and myxedema coma.
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PMID:  23880755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although thyroid dysfunction will develop in more than 12% of the US population during their lifetimes, true thyroid emergencies are rare. Thyroid storm and myxedema coma are endocrine emergencies resulting from thyroid hormone dysregulation, usually coupled with an acute illness as a precipitant. Careful assessment of risk and rapid action, once danger is identified, are essential for limiting morbidity and mortality related to thyroid storm and myxedema coma. This article reviews which patients are at risk, explains thyroid storm and myxedema coma, and describes pharmacological treatment and supportive cares.
Jessica Hampton
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Publication Detail:
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-32     Citation Subset:  N    
Jessica Hampton is Clinical Nurse Specialist for Inpatient Diabetes Management, University of Minnesota Physicians, Mayo Mail Code 101, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (
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