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management ketoacidosis

Rudrashish Haldar, Ankur Khandelwal, Devendra Gupta, Shashi Srivastava, Prabhat K Singh
Hyperglycaemia following surgical and anaesthetic stress is a well-established entity which might have undesirable clinical consequences in known diabetics. We encountered a rare event where an undiagnosed diabetic patient developed ketoacidosis in the immediate post-operative period which was her initial presenting symptom of deranged glucoregulation. Presumably, the stress induced by surgery and anaesthesia lead to the genesis of this event. We discuss the management of this case. In addition, we highlight the importance of glycosylated haemoglobin as a subject of future research in identifying such "at risk" patients and for stratifying the risk of hyperglycaemic complications in perioperative settings...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Monique Mostert, Anthony Bonavia
BACKGROUND Besides providing anesthesia for surgery, the anesthesiologist's role is to optimize the patient for surgery and for post-surgical recovery. This involves timely identification and treatment of medical comorbidities and abnormal laboratory values that could complicate the patient's perioperative course. There are several potential causes of anion and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis in surgical patients, most of which could profoundly affect a patient's surgical outcome. Thus, the presence of an acute acid-base disturbance requires a thorough workup, the results of which will influence the patient's anesthetic management...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Jeniece Trast Ilkowitz, Steven Choi, Michael L Rinke, Kathy Vandervoot, Rubina A Heptulla
BACKGROUND: Diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Reducing DKA admissions in children with T1DM requires a coordinated, comprehensive management plan. We aimed to decrease DKA admissions, 30-day readmissions, and length of stay (LOS) for DKA admissions. METHODS: A multipronged intervention was designed in 2011 to reach all patients: (1) increase insulin pump use and basal-bolus regimen versus sliding scales, (2) transform educational program, (3) increased access to medical providers, and (4) support for patients and families...
October 2016: Quality Management in Health Care
Susan M Sereika, Dorothy Becker, Patricia Schmitt, A Blair Powell, Ana Maria Diaz, Andrea F R Fischl, Jennifer Thurheimer-Cacciotti, William H Herman, Denise Charron-Prochownik
OBJECTIVE: Because unplanned pregnancies could cause maternal-fetal complications for women with diabetes, family planning vigilance (FPV) is imperative. The aims of this article are to operationalize and describe FPV and examine the associations among FPV behaviors and diabetes self-care management (DSM) and health outcomes of women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Retrospective data were used from a follow-up study of adult women with T1D who participated as adolescents in a preconception counseling (PC) intervention trial and matched comparison women with T1D who did not receive the adolescent PC intervention...
October 11, 2016: Diabetes Care
Jong-Min Kim, Jun-Seop Shin, Byoung-Hoon Min, Hyun-Je Kim, Jung-Sik Kim, Il-Hee Yoon, Won-Young Jeong, Ga-Eul Lee, Min-Sun Kim, Ju-Eun Kim, Sang-Man Jin, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) model using streptozotocin (STZ) which induces chemical ablation of β cell in the pancreas has been widely used for various research purposes in non-human primates. However, STZ has been known to have a variety of adverse effects such as nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and even mortality. The purpose of this study is to report DM induction by STZ, toxicity associated with STZ and procedure and complication of exogenous insulin treatment for DM management in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) that are expected to be transplanted with porcine islets within 2 months...
September 27, 2016: Xenotransplantation
Trevor Wood, Allison J Pang, Julie Hallet, Paul Greig
SGLT2 inhibitors are a new class of oral antihyperglycaemic agents that have garnered much attention for their attractive efficacy profile in glycaemic control along with the added benefit of weight loss. There has been increasing concern for the risk of euglycaemic (serum glucose 4-8 mmol/L) ketoacidosis with these agents. In the setting of a postoperative patient, the use of these drugs may exacerbate the normal physiological stresses of the body and increase the risk of developing euglycaemic ketoacidosis (euKDA)...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Inge J P Serkel-Schrama, Jolanda de Vries, Anke M Nieuwesteeg, Frans Pouwer, Ivan Nyklíček, Jane Speight, Esther I de Bruin, Susan M Bögels, Esther E Hartman
The objective of this study was to examine associations between the mindful parenting style of parents of adolescents (aged 12-18) with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and the glycaemic control and quality of life (QoL) of the adolescents. Chronic health conditions, such as T1DM, that require demanding treatment regimens, can negatively impact adolescents' quality of life. Therefore, it is important to determine whether mindful parenting may have a positive impact in these adolescents. Age, sex and duration of T1DM were examined as potential moderators...
2016: Mindfulness
Devina Willard, Jagriti Upadhyay, Chan Kim, Devin Steenkamp
CONTEXT: Type B insulin resistance syndrome is a rare disease which occurs due to the development of autoantibodies to the insulin receptor and can result in either severe insulin resistance and hyperglycemia or conversely hypoglycemia. Diabetes mellitus is often severe, usually transient and poorly responsive to exogenous insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis is an unusual consequence of this most severe form of transient diabetes mellitus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39 year old Nigerian woman presented with significant weight loss, severe diabetic ketoacidosis and severe insulin resistance requiring massive doses of exogenous insulin...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Raafia Memon, WuQiang Fan, Richard Snyder, Mahesh Krishnamurthy
INTRODUCTION: While extremely uncommon, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and thyroid storm (TS) are endocrine emergencies that can coexist. We describe a case with a confounding clinical presentation that identifies these two emergencies within the setting of sepsis and influenza. CASE: A 69-year-old diabetic female was found by the paramedic staff to be disoriented. She demonstrated tachycardia and had a foul-smelling abdominal wound. Laboratory evaluation revealed DKA, leukocytosis, influenza B, and urinary tract infection...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Kamel S Kamel, Martin Schreiber, Ana P C P Carlotti, Mitchell L Halperin
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a common cause of severe metabolic acidosis, remains a life-threatening condition due to complications of both the disease and its treatment. This Acid-Base and Electrolyte Teaching Case discusses DKA management, emphasizing complications of treatment. Because cerebral edema is the most common cause of mortality and morbidity, especially in children with DKA, we emphasize its pathophysiology and implications for therapy. The risk for cerebral edema may be minimized by avoiding a bolus of insulin, excessive saline resuscitation, and a decrease in effective plasma osmolality early in treatment...
September 3, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Huilin Tang, Wei Cui, Dandan Li, Tiansheng Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Suodi Zhai, Yiqing Song
Given inconsistent trial results of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors in addition to insulin therapy for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this combination for T2DM by searching available randomized trials from PubMed, Embase, CENTRAL and Our meta-analysis included seven eligible placebo-controlled trials involving 4235 patients. Compared with placebo, SGLT2 inhibitor treatment was significantly associated with a mean reduction in HbA1c of -0...
September 6, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Wei Lin, Chan Chen, Huaqin Guan, Xiaohong Du, Junjian Li
BACKGROUND: Understanding the differences in characteristics, gender, and common causes for admission in hospitalized elderly diabetic patients provides a theoretical basis for their successful management. This study explored the reasons and gender differences in hospitalizations of elderly patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Patients aged ≥60 years who had received a diagnosis of diabetes by the time of discharge, from 1 January 2011 to 1 January 2014, were retrospectively enrolled...
2016: BMC Geriatrics
Vidushi Kulshrestha, Nutan Agarwal
Maternal complications of diabetes in pregnancy include obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia, preterm labour, polyhydramnios, increased operative delivery and increased infective morbidity. These can be minimized with optimal glycaemic control. Additionally, pregnancies with overt/pregestational diabetes may have diabetes related complications such as hypoglycaemia, worsening of retinopathy, nephropathy and diabetic ketoacidosis. Women with pre-existing diabetic vasculopathy should be managed with multi-disciplinary approach with maternal and foetal surveillance to detect any deterioration...
September 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Vidushi Kulshrestha, Nutan Agarwal
Maternal complications of diabetes in pregnancy include obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia, preterm labour, polyhydramnios, increased operative delivery and increased infective morbidity. These can be minimized with optimal glycaemic control. Additionally, pregnancies with overt/pregestational diabetes may have diabetes related complications such as hypoglycaemia, worsening of retinopathy, nephropathy and diabetic ketoacidosis. Women with pre-existing diabetic vasculopathy should be managed with multi-disciplinary approach with maternal and foetal surveillance to detect any deterioration...
September 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Mirela Frandes, Bogdan Timar, Diana Lungeanu
For type 1 diabetes patients, maintaining the blood glucose (BG) at normal values is a challenging task due to e.g. variable insulin reactions, diets, lifestyles, emotional conditions, etc. Hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic events can generate various complications (e.g. diabetic ketoacidosis, retinopathy, neuropathy, etc.), so predicting BG values in time is of great importance for diabetes self-management. Herein, we propose a non-linear autoregressive neural network approach, based on the minimal dataset available from a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor, with an integrated measure of intra-patient BG variability...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Kalliopi Pafili, Efstratios Maltezos, Nikolaos Papanas
INTRODUCTION: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are a new class of drugs that are increasingly used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Among these, tofogliflozin has recently received marketing approval in Japan. AREAS COVERED: In this review, the authors summarize the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of tofogliflozin for the treatment of T2DM, and provide a rationale for its use in such patients. EXPERT OPINION: Despite the very promising characteristics of tofogliflozin in improvement of glycemic and metabolic parameters, a number of issues await consideration...
August 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Fareed Ahmed, Ghazala Kazi, Waqas Khan
Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare manifestation with an incidence of one affected individual among 400000 live births. NDM can be divided into Transient (TNDM) and Permanent (PNDM) types. A significant overlap occurs between both groups, to an extent that TNDM cannot be distinguished from PNDM based solely on clinical features. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (TIDM). DKA at diagnosis is more common in young children near the age of five years...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Yi-Chen Chen, Yi-Ching Tung, Shih-Yao Liu, Cheng-Ting Lee, Wen-Yu Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children aged younger than 6 years in Taiwan has increased in the past 10 years. This retrospective study aimed to review the management experience of such patients in a single center. METHODS: From January 2004 to June 2015, 52 newly diagnosed diabetic children younger than 6 years who had regular follow-up for > 1 year were enrolled, as well as 94 older diabetic children for comparison. Their medical records were thoroughly reviewed...
August 9, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Charlotte J Frise, Anna Ashcroft, Bryony A Jones, Lucy Mackillop
Non-diabetic ketoacidosis is increasingly recognised in pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester, and is usually associated with vomiting. In many cases, the cause of the vomiting is not identified and resolves rapidly, alongside the metabolic abnormalities, following delivery. Here, we report three cases in which pancreatitis was identified as an underlying cause of the gastrointestinal symptoms. To our knowledge, these are the first reports of pancreatitis precipitating non-diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy...
June 2016: Obstetric Medicine
Yuji Kamata, Koji Takano, Eriko Kishihara, Michiko Watanabe, Raishi Ichikawa, Masayoshi Shichiri
AIMS: Patients with type 1 diabetes often develop diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Reportedly, DKA in type 2 diabetes has higher mortality despite its limited occurrence. The exact clinical characteristics and therapeutic modalities yielding successful outcomes in DKA type 2 diabetes remain unknown. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the clinical features and detailed treatment of consecutive type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients hospitalized with DKA between January 2001 and December 2014...
June 29, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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