Management of severe hypercalcemia.

  title={Management of severe hypercalcemia.},
  author={Kent Davis and M F Attie},
  journal={Critical care clinics},
  volume={7 1},
Severe hypercalcemia is a medical emergency requiring urgent treatment. It most commonly is caused by malignant tumors, as in the case study, but can also be caused by advanced hyperparathyroidism or high serum levels of vitamin D. The patient described in the case study shows clinical evidence of volume contraction due to hypercalcemia-related anorexia and vomiting. His elevated serum concentrations of urea nitrogen and creatinine reflect intravascular volume depletion and hypercalcemia… CONTINUE READING