Endocrine and metabolic emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Endocrine and metabolic emergencies

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Overview - Hypoglycaemia - Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) - Hyperosmolar non‐ketotic hyperglycaemia (HONK) - Acid–base disorders - Respiratory and metabolic acidaemia - Hypokalaemia - Hyperkalaemia - Hyponatraemia - Hypernatraemia - Anion gap - Respiratory and metabolic alkalaemia - Hypoadrenal crisis - Thyrotoxic crisis - Myxoedema (hypothyroid) coma - Heat illness - Frostbite - Hypothermia - Drowning - Diving emergencies - Altitude‐related illness

Chapter.  7581 words. 

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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