- A patient having renal surgery suddenly develops massive hypertension and dies during surgery. An autopsy shows the presence of a pheochromocytoma. In your own words, explain how this incident might have happened.
- Your favorite cousin, who is 20 years old, has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He is overweight and spends most of his time playing computer games or watching television. As a health professional, what advice will you give him?
- Your patient has just been diagnosed with SIADH. His mother is asking you what this condition is and what she should expect next. What will you tell her?
- Your patient has been admitted to the hospital in preparation for a total removal of her thyroid gland to reverse her hyperthyroidism. She suddenly develops thyroid storm. What manifestations will you find, and what is the pathophysiologic basis of thyroid storm?
Topic Altereations in hormone regulation**