Download Table | The Burch-Wartofsky Point Scale for diagnosis of thyroid storm Based on the diagnostic criteria of Burch and Wartofsky for thyroid storm. Burch and Wartofsky have published precise criteria and a scoring system for the diagnosis of thyroid storm based on clinical features. General. Work-Up; Burch & Wartofsky Diagnostic Criteria. 5 Management. Supportive care; Treat Increased Adrenergic Tone; Block.

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Thyrotoxicosis vs. Thyroid Storm? A Scoring System

The hypermetabolic state related to TS could generate a depletion of stress hormones and corticosteroids should be administered as prophylaxis for related adrenal insufficiency.

The main action of ATDs is the direct inhibition of thyroid peroxidase in the thyroid gland, with reduction of synthesis of new hormone.

Although these 2 scoring systems are mostly concordant, 41 additional patients were found to qualify for treatment by the BWPS, suggesting that the application of BWPS may lead to more aggressive treatment approach. The principal drugs to treat supraventricular arrhythmias are endovenous landiolol and esmolol. Inorganic iodide inhibiting iodide oxidation and organification the Wolff-Chaikoff effect.

Thyroid storm

This review analyses predictive features associated with thyrotoxic storm highlighting recent literature to optimize the patient quality of care. During preoperative period a complete physical exam, focusing on cardiovascular signs, could suggests a clinical suspicion for thyrotoxicosis permitting to prevent perioperative systemic organ failure related to inappropriate hormonal excretion.


TItrate beta blockers carefully as excessive doses in thyrotoxic patients can cause cardiovascular collapse. Therefore, a thyroid function investigation should be performed in every patient with abnormal findings, such as tachycardia, weight loss, and tremors.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. A rare case of subacute thyroiditis causing thyroid storm. Thyroid storm due to functioning metastatic thyroid carcinoma in a burn patient. Recently, the Japan Thyroid Association and Japan Endocrine Society developed diagnostic criteria for TS focusing on premature and prompt diagnosis avoiding inopportune wartofsiy useless drugs.

Beta-adrenergic wartofsoy antagonists beta-AAS The treatment of hyperdynamic state related to inappropriate hormonal excretion is through beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist drugs. Critical Actions Iodine therapy should be administered at least 1 hour AFTER thionamides to prevent stimulation of new thyroid wartocsky synthesis Avoid aspirin because it displaces T4 from wartofs,y binding globulin, resulting in increase of free T4.

The treatment of hyperdynamic state related to inappropriate hormonal excretion is through beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist drugs. Ultimately, thyroid storm is a clinical diagnosis and requires prompt recognition and treatment. Footnotes Conflicts of Interest: The intraoperative approach recently published 18 appears the finest method to treat this disorder. Additionally, pregnancy and post-partum period are triggering factors to develop TS due to redefinition of autoimmunity state 4.

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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. Acid-suppressive drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors PPIs or histamine-2 receptor antagonists H2Asare recommended In the past, thyroid surgery was the most common cause of TS, but recent preoperative medication creates a euthyroid state before performing surgery.


Administration of endovenous vasoactive drugs and diuretics should be considered in order to maintain cardiovascular tone, to reduce venous return.

Indian J Endocrinol Metab ; Thyroid storm during pregnancy. Persistant perioperative tachydardia and hypertention diagnosed as thyroid storm induced by a hydatidiform mole: Management Search for potential precipitant s of thyroid storm: Life-threatening thyrotoxicosis induced by amiodarone in patients with benign heart disease. Henry Burch’s publications, visit PubMed.

June21 6: There is an increased risk of gastrointestinal haemorrhage, due to corticosteroids administration, coagulopathy and mechanical ventilation 3. Algorithm for the treatment of convulsion in patients with thyroid storm.

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Table 1 Criteria Burch-Wartofsky point scale monitoring: Bajwa SJ, Sehgal V. Central nervous system effects.

Med Clin North Am ; Review of cases. Fujio S, Ashrai, Wartifsky M, et al. Minerva Chir ; Med treatment and more Treatment.

The above-mentioned literature shows that TS is a life threating medical conditions due to excessive hormonal activity. It is widely used as pre-operatory treatment for thyroid surgery in order to decrease intraoperative bleeding, because inorganic iodide can reduce blood flow to the thyroid gland