Treatment focuses on the prompt correction of hypovolemia and anemia, but in the absence of transfusion, other modalities such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (where available) are considered.
Drs. Miller and Rollnick have taught motivational interviewing to a large number of people—most of whom work in nonmedical fields, such as social work and corrections—and those certified trainers
Both the ACP Smart Medicine module and the ACG guidelines note the need for pain management and the correction of any abnormalities in electrolytes.
Fresh frozen plasma is used when urgent correction is required. In this patient, the normal thrombin time and platelet count and elevated fibrinogen level are not suggestive of a diagnosis of
The prednisone has not slowed the hemolysis, and the patient requires rapid correction of her oxygen- carrying capacity.
Treatment consists of removal of the offending agent and correction of electrolyte disturbances.
observation.” That correction was easily made—total joints are always inpatient and a change to the physician's electronic pathway fixed the problem—but Dr.
Nonselective beta-blockade (e.g., propranolol) prevents further intracellular potassium shifting. Correction of the underlying hyperthyroidism is the definitive treatment.
Cerebral demyelination, a rare condition, has been reported in patients with chronic hyponatremia (>48 hours) who had an additional risk factor of liver disease or alcoholism, hypoxia, or correction in serum
However, in patients with persistently altered mental status despite maximal medical therapy and correction of underlying toxic-metabolic derangements, EEG becomes the test of choice, along with neuroimaging.