How to treat thyroid emergencies

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Management of myxedema coma and thyroid storm requires both medical and supportive therapies and should be treated in an intensive care unit setting” Leung (2016).

Abstract:

Myxedema coma and thyroid storm are thyroid emergencies associated with increased mortality. Prompt recognition of these states-which represent the severe, life-threatening conditions of extremely reduced or elevated circulating thyroid hormone concentrations, respectively-is necessary to initiate treatment. Management of myxedema coma and thyroid storm requires both medical and supportive therapies and should be treated in an intensive care unit setting.

Reference:

Leung, A.M. (2016) Thyroid Emergencies. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 39(5), p.281-286.

DOI: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000186

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