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By Cinkahe H Internal Medicine Resident
Richard Carroll, Glenn Matfin
Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in the context of parathyroid dysfunction and malignancy and, when severe, can precipitate Life-threatening sequelae. The differential of hypercalcaemia is broad and can be categorized based on parathyroid hormone (PTH) Levels. The acute management of severe hypercalcaemia is discussed along with a brief review of therapeutic advances in the field.
October 2010: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Richard Carroll, Glenn Matfin
Hypocalcaemia is a common electrolyte disturbance, especially in the inpatient setting. There are a wide variety of causes of hypocalcaemia and correct management depends on the underlying diagnosis. However, acute hypocalcaemia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and should be managed as a medical emergency. Chronic care of the hypocalcaemic patient is also briefly described, as this is an important opportunity to reduce further admissions related to both hypocalcaemic and hypercalcaemic presentations...
February 2010: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
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