Endocrine Emergencies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323760973

Endocrine Emergencies

1st Edition

Author: Alexander L. Shifrin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323760973
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th May 2021
Page Count: 368

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Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be easily overlooked in patients with no history of endocrine disease. Endocrine Emergencies is a practical guide to identification and treatment for today’s clinicians, offering essential coverage of common and serious emergencies related to endocrine metabolic conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.

Table of Contents

I. Thyroid

1. Thyroid storm: acute thyrotoxicosis

Trevor E. Angell and Melissa G. Lechner

2. Amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis

Anupam Kotwal and Marius Stan

3. Ocular emergencies in Graves’ ophthalmopathy

Ann Tran and Michael Kazim

4. Myxedema coma

Dorina Ylli and Leonard Wartofsky

5. Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis

Sara Ahmadi and Erik K. Alexander

6. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: a review and suggestions for treatment

Svetlana L. Krasnova, Jan Calissendorff and Henrik Falhammar

II. Postoperative thyroid surgical emergencies

7. Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis – management of the recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries

Yasuhiro Ito, Akira Miyauchi and Hiroo Masuoka

8. Post thyroidectomy emergencies: management of tracheal and esophageal injuries

Gustavo Romero-Velez and Randall P. Owen

9. Radioactive Iodine (131I) Thyroid Ablation and the Salivary Glands

Louis Mandel

III. Parathyroid

10. Hypercalcemic crisis

Tariq Chukir, Azeez Farooki and John Bilezikian

11. Hypocalcemic crisis: acute postoperative and chronic management of hypocalcemia

Stuart Campbell, Tara Corrigan, John Bilezikian and Alexander Shifrin

IV. Adrenal Glands

12. Acute adrenal hypertensive emergencies: pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s, hyperaldosteronism

Monika Akula, Raquel Kristin Sanchez Ong, Alexander Shifrin and William F. Young Jr.

13. Pheochromocytoma: perioperative and Intraoperative management

Maureen McCartney Anderson, Tara Corrigan and Alexander Shifrin

14. Acute Adrenal insufficiency

Ramya Punati, Raquel Kristin Sanchez Ong and Stefan Richard Bornstein

V. Endocrine Pancreas and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

15. Diabetic emergencies: ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state and hypoglycaemia

Heidi Guzman and David W. Lam

16. Pancreatic neuroendocrine emergencies (gastrinoma, insulinoma, glucoganoma, VIPoma, somatostatinoma, PPoma)

Jason D. Prescott

VI. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs): gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors

17. Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Crisis

Sarah Wonn and Rodney Pommier

VII. Pituitary

18. Post-Surgical and Post-Traumatic Hyponatremia

Ansha Goel and Joseph G. Verbalis

19. Diabetes Insipidus and Acute Hypernatremia

Chelsi Flippo, Christina Tatsi and Constantine Stratakis

20. Hypopituitarism

Sara Elisabeth Lubitz

21. Pituitary Apoplexy

Alison P. Seitz and Makoto Ishii

VIII. Endocrine emergencies during pregnancy

22. Endocrine emergencies during pregnancy

Christopher Goodier and Aundrea Eason Loftley

23. Graves' hyperthyroidism in pregnancy

Caroline T. Nguyen and Jorge H. Mestman

IX. Immunotherapy - associated endocrinopathies

24. Endocrinopathies Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Monica Girotra

X. Endocrine emergencies in children

25. Endocrine Responses in Critically ill and Trauma Patients

Lane Frasier, Jane J. Keating and Adam Michael Shiroff

26. Use of Potassium Iodide Ingestion in a Nuclear Emergency

Daniel Toft and Arthur B. Schneider


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About the Author

Alexander L. Shifrin

Dr Shifrin has established the first Endocrine Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2006. The Program then received a designated status of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases and under Dr Shifrin's leadership has gained state, and then national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal problems and endocrine syndromes (such as MEN 1, MEN 2a and 2b, and others), research and training of residents and students. He was granted a title of the Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology for all seven hospitals of the Meridian Health System in New Jersey in 1/2016 Dr Shifrin is an Endocrine Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Board Certified by American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is an Elected Member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons and International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (ECNU) by American College of Endocrinology (ACE). He was elected as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, Endocrine Oncology at Meridian Heath System in New Jersey; Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, USA