Recent Advancement on Current Trend in The Management of Endocrine Emergency in Critically Ill Patient

Authors

  • HS Ferdous Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Faria Afsana Registrar, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Nazmulkabir Qureshi Specialist, Department of Medicine & Endocrinology, United Hospital Limited, Dhaka
  • Rushda SB Rouf Senior Medical Officer, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • AA Parvez Senior Medical Officer, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • AS Mir Senior Medical Officer, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v17i2.30073

Keywords:

Endocrine emergencies, Critically ill, Evaluation, Management

Abstract

Endocrine emergencies represent a group of potentially life-threatening conditions that are frequently overlooked, resulting in delays in both diagnosis and treatment, factors that further contribute to their already high associated mortality rates. Although endocrine emergencies are often encountered in patients with a known endocrinopathy, the emergency may be the initial presentation in previously undiagnosed individuals. If these endocrine disorders are not rapidly identified or if specific treatment is delayed, significant complications or even death may occur. Careful evaluation of clinical history and a high degree of suspicion are the corner stone to diagnose such problems. Aggressive management of the patient is equally important as the complications are devastating and can prove highly fatal. The present article is an attempt to review some of the common endocrine emergencies in intensive care unit and the challenges associated with their diagnosis and management.

J MEDICINE July 2016; 17 (2) : 100-108

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HS Ferdous, Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka



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Published

2016-10-23

How to Cite

Ferdous, H., Afsana, F., Qureshi, N., Rouf, R. S., Parvez, A., & Mir, A. (2016). Recent Advancement on Current Trend in The Management of Endocrine Emergency in Critically Ill Patient. Journal of Medicine, 17(2), 100–108. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v17i2.30073

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