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Thyroid storm, endocrinal emergency diagnosis and treatment
Internal-medicine

Thyroid storm, endocrinal emergency diagnosis and treatment

Definition : Thyroid storm, is a life-threatening medical emergency in which excessive concentrations of thyroid hormone produce organ dysfunction. It is an uncommon manifestation of hyperth…

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Myxedema Coma| definition, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Internal-medicine

Myxedema Coma| definition, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Definition : The term myxedema coma is a misnomer, as myxedema and coma are neither diagnostic criteria nor common presenting findings. A more proper description would be critical hypothyroi…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatement
Internal-medicine

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatement

Definition : DKA is a potentially fatal acute metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus. It is characterized by the biochemical triad of hyperglycemia, ketonemia, and metabolic acidosis. In…

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Correction of hypokalemia induced by insulin infusion in treatment of DKA
Internal-medicine

Correction of hypokalemia induced by insulin infusion in treatment of DKA

Normal serum k+ -----------(3.5 - 5 meq/L) Serum k+ is measured every hour during treatment of DKA amount of k+ given is determined according to serum k+ level serum k+ (meq/l)               …

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Adrenal Insufficiency, Addison's disease, Addison's Crisis
Internal-medicine

Adrenal Insufficiency, Addison's disease, Addison's Crisis

Definition : Acute adrenal crisis is an extreme life-threatening manifestation of adrenal insufficiency. It occurs secondary to interruption of a normal or hyperfunctioning adrenal or pituit…

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Metabolic changes and complications of Diabetes Mellitus with diagrams
Internal-medicine

Metabolic changes and complications of Diabetes Mellitus with diagrams

This is a review of the metabolic changes that occurs in patients with D.M . This changes are similar to that occur during fasting or starvation with the exception of hyperglycemia. The ch…

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