An overview of normal thyroid function is presented to facilitate the understanding of the pathophysiology of two life-threatening thyroid disorders: thyroid storm and myxedema coma. Signs and symptoms, medical management, nursing diagnoses and interventions, and expected patient outcomes are discussed, as is the important role of the nurse as an integral member of the management team
Endocrine Disorders| May 01 1992
Diagnoses in Opposition: Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma
AACN Adv Crit Care (1992) 3 (2): 300–308.
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Loretta Spittle; Diagnoses in Opposition: Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1992; 3 (2): 300–308. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1992-2003
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