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Myxedema coma

Luis A. Leon-Sotomayor

Myxedema coma

by Luis A. Leon-Sotomayor

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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Luis Leon-Sotomayor and Cyril Y. Bowers.
ContributionsBowers, Cyril Yarling, 1924-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC657 .L4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 91 p. ;
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5918647M
LC Control Number64022076
OCLC/WorldCa6886955

Myxedema coma,a rare entity with a reported % mortality had no objective criteria for making the diagnosis when we began our study. We developed an objective screening tool for myxedema comato more easily identify patients and examine the best treatment method in future prospective studies to reduce the mortality of this entity. Dec 26,  · Myxedema coma or myxedema crisis is a life-threatening complication of hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of myxedema coma include fatigue, lethargy, depression, dry skin, and weight gain. Mild myxedema coma usually is treated by a general practitioner or internist while moderate to severe myxedema coma is treated and managed by an endocrinologist.

Myxedema coma is a life-threatening but uncommon complication of long-standing, neglected hypothyroidism. It was first reported by Ord in Till date only around cases have been reported. Myxedema coma is a decompensated state of hypothyroidism resulting from severe and prolonged depletion of thyroid hormones, leading to altered mental status and other clinical features related to.

Nov 02,  · Myxedema coma 1. By- Dr. justeetredehors.com 2. Myxedema coma is a state of decompensated hypothyroidism. A person may have lab values identical to a "normal" hypothyroid state, but a stressful event precipitates the myxedema coma state. Myxedema Coma is a health condition associated with decreased mental status. It is mainly caused by a considerable decrease in the level of thyroid hormone in the /5.


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Dec 09,  · “Myxedema Coma” is a misleading term: i) Most patients aren't truly comatose (but they are generally delirious). ii) Most patients don't have myxedema. The construct of “myxedema coma” sets clinicians up for diagnostic failure.

Decompensated hypothyroidism may be conceptualized as hypothyroidism causing organ failure. Sep 15,  · Myxedema coma is a severe and life-threatening form of decompensated hypothyroidism with an underlying precipitating factor.

The mortality rates may be as high as 25–60% even with best possible treatment [1–5]. The term myxedema coma is a misnomer, and myxedema crisis may be an apt Myxedema coma book as quite a few patients are obtunded, rather than Cited by: Myxedema Coma Overview.

The thyroid gland, located at the front part of the neck, is responsible for making substances called thyroid hormones that are important for all body cells to work.

Myxedema coma is a rare fatal condition as a result of long-standing hypothyroidism with loss of the adaptive mechanism to maintain homeostasis. Hypothyroidism due to any cause including autoimmune disease, iodine deficiency, congenital abnormalities or medications like lithium and amiodarone can precipitate myxedema coma if left untreated.

Apr 14,  · Early recognition and therapy of myxedema coma are essential. Treatment should be initiated on the basis of clinical suspicion without waiting for laboratory results.

Important clues to the possible presence of myxedema coma in a poorly responsive patient are the presence of a thyroidectomy scar or a history of radioiodine therapy or.

Jul 06,  · Myxedema is the result of having undiagnosed or untreated severe hypothyroidism. The term “myxedema” can be used to mean severely advanced hypothyroidism.

But Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso. Myxedema coma is an endocrinologic emergency and is the most clinically severe form of hypothyroidism. Although it is rarely seen today, myxedema coma still carries a high risk of death unless treated promptly.

Signs and symptoms include hypothermia, bradycardia, altered mental status, hypotension, and eventual respiratory failure from. Myxedema coma is a state of decompensated hypothyroidism.A person may have lab values identical to a "normal" hypothyroid state, but a stressful event (such as an infection, myocardial infarction or stroke) precipitates the myxedema coma state, usually in the justeetredehors.comy symptoms of myxedema coma are altered mental status and low body justeetredehors.comlty: Endocrinology.

Myxedema can occur in the lower leg (pretibial myxedema) and behind the eyes (exophthalmos). Severe cases, requiring hospitalization can exhibit signs of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, hypotension, respiratory depression, and coma.

Cause. Myxedema is known to occur in various forms of hyperthyroidism, including Graves disease. One of the hallmarks Specialty: Endocrinology. Myxedema coma present as a normal hypothyroidism based on laboratory tests, but other serious conditions can trigger the development of the state.

The condition results from severe and persistent low thyroid hormones that cause loss of brain function. Myxedema is the most severe form of hypothyroidism and may result in death.

Myxedema Coma. Myxedema coma is an endocrinologic emergency and is the most clinically severe form of hypothyroidism. Although it is rarely seen today, myxedema coma still carries a high risk of death unless treated promptly. Signs and symptoms include hypothermia, bradycardia, altered mental status, hypotension, and eventual respiratory.

Myxedema coma or myxedema crisis is a life-threatening complication of hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of myxedema coma include fatigue, lethargy, depression, dry skin, and weight gain.

Mild myxedema coma usually is treated by a general practitioner or internist while moderate to severe myxedema coma is treated and managed by an endocrinologist.

Nov 02,  · SYSTEMS Cardiology Endocrinology Gastroenterology Hematology & Oncology Infectious diseases Nephrology Neurology Obstetrics Pulmonology Rheumatology Toxicology & Temperature Overview: Guide to supportive care in critical illness About this book The karma of training in the ICU Things to avoid in the ICU Aortic dissection Arrhythmia Bradycardia Narrow-complex.

Myxedema Coma patients will have little oxygen reserve and may desaturate quickly on intubation attempt; Intravenous Thyroxine (T4) Administer empirically if suspected (e.g. Hypothyroidism history) Normal TSH does not exclude Myxedema Coma (e.g. Amiodarone-induced Hypothyroidism) Standard Protocol (Thyroxine alone).

Jun 29,  · I was reading another doctor’s book on diet for your body type and he says my type could be myxedema so I looked it up. He didn’t go into detail. I’ve been overweight since age since being diagnosed with epilepsy. Since then it’s been blood pressure pills, thyroid pills and now after two blood clots, a blood thinner cumadin.

Myxedema Coma Induced by Ingestion of Raw Bok Choy. 16 Citing Articles; To the Editor: An year-old Chinese woman was brought to the emergency department by her family, who reported that she had Cited by: Aug 01,  · I want to thank you for your continued support of the show whether you share these episodes with a colleague, join the Hospital Pharmacy Academy, or order a copy of my book A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies.

In this episode, I’ll discuss why steroids are given in myxedema coma. Mar 12,  · The therapeutic endpoints of levothyroxine therapy in patients with myxedema coma should be improved mental status, improved cardiac function, and improved pulmonary function.

Thyroid hormones may be measured every 1 to 2 days. It is unclear what the optimal levels for serum TSH and thyroid hormones should be in this population. Jan 09,  · Myxedema coma is the most severe form of hypothyroidism and carries a high mortality risk.

Patients are typically elderly women who present in winter with deteriorating mental status, hypothermia, bradycardia, and multisystem organ failure.

Aggressive therapy is. Mar 01,  · Bizarre statements abound, such as "In myxedema, because of the reduced cardiac output and vasomotor changes, lengthy syncope seems to be common." The assumption is made that physiological aberrations in myxedema coma must be identical with those changes seen in induced hypothermia, since hypothermia often accompanies the former.

Myxedema Coma patients may appear fluid up with third spacing, but they are typically intravascularly dry Consider monitoring with Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound for Volume Status Anticipate reflex vasodilation and Hypotension with rewarming.MYXEDEMA COMA.

Myxedema coma is a rare complication of hypothyroidism. The incidence is greater in women than men, and approximately half the patients are between 60 and 70 years old. A patient with undiagnosed hypothyroidism may develop coma as the initial manifestation.Myxedema crisis/coma is a rare life-threatening clinical condition that represents severe hypothyroidism with physiological decompensation.

The term myxedema coma is a misnomer, and myxedema crisis may be an appropriate term as quite a few patients are obtunded, Author: Sonali Sihindi Chapa Gunatilake, Uditha Bulugahapitiya.