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M Hostiuc, G C Curca, D Dermengiu, C Sinescu, S Hostiuc
Thyroid pathology is rarely involved in the pathogenesis of sudden death in young people, and usually, when this is the case, is associated with acute changes of thyroid hormone blood levels. Three main thyroid causes of sudden death are known and used in tanathologic chains: thyrotoxicosis, myxedematous coma and, as of recently, lymphocytic thyroid infiltration. Coagulation disorders associated with thyroid disease are usually mild and not associated with sudden death. There are some studies showing an increased risk for unprovoked deep venous thrombosis in patients with hypothyroidism but there is none, to our knowledge, showing a correlation between hypothyroidism, deep venous thrombosis and sudden death...
June 2011: Medical Hypotheses
M T de Santana, M F Nascimento, C F de Almeida
The hospice model is a movement concerned with the care of the dying patient and its family. It's main aim is to comfort and give nursing assistance to terminal patients, giving the patient and family more decision making power than it would have in regular hospitals. The Hospice is not a geographic, territorial space, defined as what we call an "institution". It is more than that, it is an attitude, a behavior towards death and dying. This paper reports on the experience of a multi-professional team' which implemented hospice model care in the Nursing School of the Federal University of Bahia...
April 2000: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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