Manav Nayyar

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Thyroid storm

Thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm I. What every physician needs to know. Thyroid storm is a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by excess thyroid hormone concentrations, or thyrotoxicosis. Thyroid storm can develop in patients with either partially treated or untreated hyperthyroidism (secondary to Graves’ disease, toxic multinodular goiter, solitary toxic adenoma), but it is most often precipitated…

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis I. What every physician needs to know. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious, life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. DKA is characterized by the triad of hyperglycemia, anion gap metabolic acidosis, and ketonemia. It is part of a spectrum of hyperglycemia on which lies hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS). Though the two are distinct entities,…

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