Myxedema

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Myxedema

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 66 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of myxedema coma: Analysis of a national inpatient database in Japan.
 

Author(s): Yosuke Ono, Sachiko Ono, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Yuji Tanaka

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2017 Mar;27(3):117-122.

 

Myxedema coma is a life-threatening and emergency presentation of hypothyroidism. However, the clinical features and outcomes of this condition have been poorly defined because of its rarity.

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2017

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Rapid Response to Loading Dose Levothyroxine in Myxedema Psychosis.
 

Author(s): Arun Gupta, Tarun Bastiampillai, Tasnia I Disha, David H Lam

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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A rabbit model of fatal hypothyroidism mimicking "myxedema coma" established by microscopic total thyroidectomy.
 

Author(s): Yosuke Ono, Masanori Fujita, Sachiko Ono, Sho Ogata, Shoichi Tachibana, Yuji Tanaka

Journal: Endocr. J.. 2016 Jun;63(6):523-32.

 

Myxedema coma (MC) is a life-threatening endocrine crisis caused by severe hypothyroidism. However, validated diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines for MC have not been established owing to its rarity. Therefore, a valid animal model is required to investigate the pathologic ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2016

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of pretibial myxedema (PTM) with topical steroid ointment application with sealing cover (steroid occlusive dressing technique: steroid ODT) in Graves' patients.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Takasu, Haruyo Higa, Yoshino Kinjou

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2010 ;49(7):665-9.

 

Localized pretibial myxedema (PTM) is a sign of Graves' disease. A 53-year-old man with Graves' disease was admitted with the development of PTM following radioisotope (131)I treatment for Graves' hyperthyroidism. TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) titer was also increased after (131)I ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2010

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Myxedema ascites: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Jeong-Seon Ji, Hiun-Suk Chae, Young-Seok Cho, Hyung-Keun Kim, Sung-Soo Kim, Chang-Wook Kim, Chang-Don Lee, Bo-In Lee, Hwang Choi, Kang-Moon Lee, Hye-Kyung Lee, Kyu-Yong Choi

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2006 Aug;21(4):761-4.

 

Myxedema ascites caused by hypothyroidism is rare, so its diagnosis is often delayed and patients frequently receive unnecessary procedures such as liver biopsies and exploratory laparotomies. We report a 71-yr-old man with clinical ascites that was the first manifestation of hypothyroidism, ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2006

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Myxedema coma: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): C R Wall

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec;62(11):2485-90.

 

Myxedema coma, the extreme manifestation of hypothyroidism, is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition. Patients with hypothyroidism may exhibit a number of physiologic alterations to compensate for the lack of thyroid hormone. If these homeostatic mechanisms are overwhelmed ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2000

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