International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510117

Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis- An Uncommon Disease in the Western World: A Case Report

Sara Samad, DO, Joshua M Samuel, BSc and Frida Popilevsky, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2021

Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP) is a rare diagnosis in the western world; however, its incidence has been rising in recent years due to globalization. This condition has the potential to be deadly if not detected and treated in a time appropriate manner. This case discusses our management of a patient who came into our hospital with complaints of total body numbness and weakness for several hours. He was subsequently diagnosed with TPP and was treated with Methimazole and aggressive potassiu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510116

Correlation between the Glasgow Coma Scale Score and Tomographic Findings with in-Hospital Mortality in Patients Admitted in the Emergency Service of the General Hospital of Zone 50 of the IMSS of San Luis Potosi, with a Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Alejandra Plasencia Ramos, Alberto Ruiz Mondragón, Iraida Martínez Moreno, Miguel Angel Zarate Espinosa and Monica Aleli Plasencia Ramos

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 10, 2021

A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by sudden exchange of mechanical energy that causes cranial injury. It is a condition with high morbidity and mortality. A substantial number of survivors suffer disabling injuries. Management is aimed at avoiding secondary brain injury, thus improving the prognosis and reducing mortality. In the General Zone Hospital 50 of the Mexican Social Security Institute in San Luis Potosí, TBI is a frequent cause of visit in the emergency service; it represents 1...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510115

Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury and Associated Factors in Previously Healthy Young Adults Entering the Emergency Observation Service of the General Hospital of Zone Number 50 of the IMSS

Carlos Armando Dueñas Arreola, Alberto Ruiz Mondragón, Fátima Alondra Sánchez Martínez and Jorge Alfredo García Hernández

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 05, 2021

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a Health problem that occurs with considerable frequency in our environment, often affecting people in an age range in which they are economically active or start the formation of a family. There are no records of the incidence of this condition in our environment, as well as no record of the impact on people of working age. To establish the incidence of AKI, determine the Incidence of the Economically active population that develops AKI, as well as to identify the m...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510114

A Rare Combination of Bilateral Obstructing Ureteral Stones, Acute Kidney Injury and Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis: A Case Report

RPJ Boxma, MG Vervloet and JJ Haitsma

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 05, 2021

Metformin associated lactic acidosis is a severe and potentially fatal condition. We here report a severe metformin-associated lactic acidosis in acute kidney injury caused by bilateral obstructing ureteral stones as an extremely rare combination of pathologies. Early treatment with bicarbonate infusion and subsequent acute haemodialysis was provided. As a result, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation was prevented and the patient was discharged several days after the event. The patient...

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