Blocked up!

A 66-year old male with abdominal pain, distension and vomiting attends the emergency department. His bowels were last opened 5 days ago. Can you figure out the cause?…

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Calcium Metabolism

For hypercalcaemia to develop, the normal calcium regulation system must be overwhelmed by an excess of PTH, calcitriol, some other serum factor that can mimic these hormones, or a huge calcium load.…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Disorders of Potassium Balance

This session looks at disorders of potassium metabolism, and in particular the presentation of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia in the emergency department (ED). It also looks at the investigation and m…

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Disorders of Potassium Balance

This session looks at disorders of potassium metabolism, and in particular the presentation of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia in the emergency department (ED). It also looks at the investigation and m…

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