Ketosis and Ketonuria Ketosis and Ketonuria may occur whenever increased amounts of fat are metabolized, carbohydrate intake is restricted, or the diet rich in fats…Explore more Diabetic Ketosis without Acidosis
Human Growth Hormone – Elixir of youth?
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) also known as somatotropin is synthesized and secreted by the acidophilic cells of pituitary gland in response to Growth hormone releasing…Explore more Human Growth Hormone – Elixir of youth?
Gastrinoma (Passaro’s) triangle
Boundaries of Gastrinoma Triangle It is an imaginary triangle formed by 3 points in upper abdomen: Apex: Cystic duct-CBD junction Inferior point: 2nd part duodenum-3rd…Explore more Gastrinoma (Passaro’s) triangle
MEN syndrome Mnemonics
MEN syndrome is an autosomal dominant (AD) predisposition to developing multiple endocrine tumors. Points to remember: Parathyroid hyperplasia is common to Men I and Men…Explore more MEN syndrome Mnemonics
Why mild hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism and severe hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism?
You must have seen the statement in First Aid that says – low serum magnesium causes increase in Parathyroid hormone secretion and very low serum…Explore more Why mild hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism and severe hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism?
Understanding Dexamethasone Suppression Test
The principle behind Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST) is pretty much simple. It is based on the principle of negative feedback exerted by steroids on pituitary…Explore more Understanding Dexamethasone Suppression Test
Approach to Uncomplicated Diabetes Mellitus : Simplified
A) GLUCOSE LEVEL 1. Post-prandial: 140-200 mg/dl: Impaired glucose tolerance (Pre-diabetes) Diabetes prevented with: weight loss, exercise, metformin (in high risk) ≥200 mg/dl (+ Clinical…Explore more Approach to Uncomplicated Diabetes Mellitus : Simplified
Cutaneous manifestation in thyroid disorders
Skin – Systemic Disease Connection “When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling or an eruption… and the disease appears to…Explore more Cutaneous manifestation in thyroid disorders