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Articles by Fay Mitchell-Brown, MSN, BSN, RN

From pregnancy to renal disease: Understanding preeclampsia

Mitchell-Brown, Fay; Pubols, Jessica

Nursing. 50(1):24-30, January 2020.

Illustrated with a case history, this article examines hypertensive disorders of pregnancy with a focus on preeclampsia and its renal implications.

Radiofrequency ablation-induced esophageal perforation

Mitchell-Brown, Fay; McPherrin, Mandy

Nursing2019. 48(10):58-62, October 2018.

Explore the pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, and nursing care for patients who develop an esophageal perforation following this common treatment for drug-refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation.

Managing panhypopituitarism in adults

Mitchell-Brown, Fay; Stephens-DiLeo, Rose

Nursing2019. 47(12):26-31, December 2017.

Known as the “master gland,” the pituitary controls or influences multiple body functions. Panhypopituitarism, which involves deficiencies in all anterior pituitary gland hormones, leads to multiple signs and symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Teach patients the importance of replacing deficient hormones to reduce the risk of infection, hospitalization, and even death.

Malignant hyperthermia: Turn down the heat

Mitchell-Brown, Fay

Nursing2012. 42(5):38-44, May 2012.

Surgical patients with this inherited disorder can experience sudden, deadly reactions to the muscle relaxant succinylcholine and certain inhalational anesthetics. If you care for patients before, during, or after surgery, don't be caught off guard. Refresh your knowledge about how to identify patients at risk, recognize early signs of trouble, and respond confidently to a crisis.