Apart from the questions which involve a medical problem with one of your glands, this section has also ended up with all the questions about nutrition and malnutrition, including cachexia and morbid obesity.
Printable list of all endocrinology SAQs
Nutrition in the ICU: a generic approach
Adrenal insufficiency: causes, biochemistry and management
Contents and properties of the parenteral nutrition mixture
Complications of hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic syndrome
Hypothyroidism in the ICU and sick euthyroid syndrome
Hyponatremia: SIADH or cerebral salt wasting
Assessment of malnutrition and pathophysiology of refeeding syndrome
Enteral nutrition in critical illness
Phaeochromocytoma: clinical features, investigations and management
Nutrition for the morbidly obese patient
Raised serum/urine catecholamine levels: what could they mean?
Thyrotoxicosis and myxoedema coma
ECG changes and acid-base disturbance in myxoedema coma
Consequences of morbid obesity in the critically ill patient
DKA (or HHS?...))
Hypocaloric enteral nutrition: permissive underfeeding and "trophic" feeding
Thyrotoxicosis following trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery
Hypoosmolar hyponatremia - postpartum hypopituitarism, Sheehan's syndrome
Assessment of nutritional status; also, pathophysiology of refeeding syndrome
Wernicke's encephalopathy, masquerading as a question about macrocytosis
DKA vs HHS (HONK) - how are they different
Perioperative management of the morbidly obese patient (post sleeve gastrectomy)
Estimation of energy expenditure in critical illness; also TPN prescription
Nutrition for the patient with severe pancreatitis; also complications of enteral nutrition.
Hypoosmolar hyponatremia due to amiodarone-induced myxoedema coma
Diabetic ketoacidosis vs. HONK: distinguishing features and management of HONK.
Estimation of energy expenditure in critical illness
Metabolic changes in starvation; and the metabolic adaptations of the stress response
Sick euthyroid syndrome, effect of drugs on thyroid, and management of thyrotoxicosis
Refeeding syndrome- a characteristic electrolyte panel
Nutrition for the morbidly obese ICU patient. Also, effects of obesity on metabolism.
Carcinoid syndrome; specifically, clinical features, and diagnostic biochemistry.
Enteral vs parenteral nutrition; specifically in the context of pancreatitis
Cachexia: a definition, risk factors, and consequences.
Sodium bicarbonate: its use in DKA
Estimation of energy expenditure in critical illness;
Phaeochromocytoma. Investigations, management, complications.
Assessment of nutritional status
Stress-induced hyperglycaemia: mechanisms, consequences and management.
Management of diabetic ketoacidosis
Causes of raised plasma catecholamine levels: its not always phaeochromocytoma
HONK: what are the possible complications?
A comparison of enteral feeding tubes and routes of enteral nutrition
Causes of hypoglycaemia in a Type 1 diabetic.
Myxoedema coma - due to amiodarone. Specifics of management.
Estimation of energy expenditure; Refeeding syndrome
When and how to start Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
Causes of hyperglycaemia in the ICU, and its management.
Glycaemic control in critical illness.
Adrenal insufficiency: causes, consequences and management.
Immunonutrition - "critically evaluate"
Hyper-osmolar non-ketotic coma (HONK).
Causes of hyperglycaemia in the ICU. Glycaemic control in critical illness.
Management of inadequate nutrition and feed intolerance
Contents and properties of TPN: role of lipid mixture in pancreatitis
Effects of morbid obesity on ICU management.
Fluid resuscitation of diabetic ketoacidosis: Choice of crystalloid.
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