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Possible pathophysiology of thyrotoxicosis-induced vomiting.

A Grave Case of Vomiting

A 60-year-old woman presented with intractable nausea and vomiting, which had progressively intensified over the past 2 weeks. Her past medical history was remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and mildly elevated liver enzymes. Her vomiting was triggered by oral intake, nonbloody and nonbilious, and associated with nonresolving epigastric pain, dysphagia, anorexia, and weight loss. She had […]

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Subclinical Thyroid Disease and Mortality in the Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study

The association between subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and mortality in the elderly is poorly defined. This study was designed to evaluate the association between subclinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism and mortality in the elderly and to define the thyroid-stimulating hormone values associated with excess mortality in the elderly. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study […]

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May 2011: New articles in press posted on AJM’s website

Several new articles in press were uploaded to The American Journal of Medicine’s website this week — along with the new May 2011 issue. Here are links to some of the new case studies now online… Elephantiasic Thyroid Dermopathy Bath Salts as a “Legal High” Hydroxycitric Acid Dietary Supplement-Related Herbal Nephropathy

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Not a Graves’ Situation

To physicians, it appeared that the patient surely had Graves’ disease, but this was not the case. Several months before his admission to the Endocrinology Department, a 48-year-old man developed rapidly growing eyelid swelling, the feeling of having sand in his eyes, redness of the conjunctivae, diplopia, and photophobia. He worked as a driver, so […]

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