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C A Whicher, R Shah, H Gleeson, L Vaughan, L Albon
It had become a familiar routine. My seventh admission with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a year. Each time I was admitted it was the same; a DKA protocol, a diabetes specialist nurse visit, and a few questions from the doctors checking if "everything is okay?" On each admission, I would be discharged home after a couple of days. We all knew I'd be back again within a month or two.
2016: Acute Medicine
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
Nicole S Glaser, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Isaac Kim, Daniel J Tancredi, James P Marcin, Andrew Muir, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVE: To characterize regional differences in brain water distribution and content during diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children and determine whether these differences correlate with regional vascular supply. STUDY DESIGN: We compared changes in brain water distribution and water content in different brain regions during DKA by analyzing magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging data collected during DKA and after recovery in 45 children (<18 years of age)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Eleanor R Gunn, Benjamin B Albert, Paul L Hofman, Wayne S Cutfield, Alistair J Gunn, Craig A Jefferies
BACKGROUND: There has been little change in the incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in children and adolescents in most developed countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess potentially modifiable antecedents of DKA in children <15 years of age with new onset T1DM. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data from a complete regional cohort of children with T1DM in Auckland (New Zealand) from 2010 to 2014...
October 11, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Luke Baldelli, Ben Flitter, Laura Pyle, David M Maahs, Georgeanna Klingensmith, Robert Slover, G Todd Alonso
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric patients in Colorado with new onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) increased from 29.9% to 46.2% from 1998 to 2012. The purpose of this study was to compare differences between patients with newly diagnosed T1D who presented in DKA with those who did not across three domains: sociodemographic factors, access to medical care, and medical provider factors, aiming to identify potential targets for intervention. METHODS: Sixty-one patients <17 years of age with T1D duration <6 months completed the questionnaire...
October 11, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Agnieszka Szypowska, Katarzyna Dżygało, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Artur Mazur, Lucyna Lisowicz, Iwona Ben-Skowronek, Joanna Sieniawska, Bożenna Klonowska, Dorota Charemska, Jolanta Nawrotek, Irena Jałowiec, Artur Bossowski, Milena Jamiołkowska, Beata Pyrżak, Izabela Rogozińska, Mieczysław Szalecki
AIM: Despite its characteristic symptoms, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is still diagnosed late causing the development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of DKA and factors associated with the development of acidosis at T1D recognition in Polish children aged 0-17. METHODS: The study population consisted of 2100 children with newly diagnosed T1D in the years 2010-2014 in 7 hospitals in eastern and central Poland. The population living in these areas accounts for 35% of the Polish population...
October 11, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Hasan Basarir, Alan Brennan, Richard Jacques, Daniel Pollard, Katherine Stevens, Jennifer Freeman, Jerry Wales, Katherine Price
OBJECTIVES: Kids in Control OF Food (KICk-OFF) is a 5-day structured education program for 11- to 16-year-olds with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who are using multiple daily insulin injections. This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the KICk-OFF education program compared with the usual care using data from the KICk-OFF trial. METHODS: The short-term within-trial analysis covers the 2-year postintervention period. Data on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), severe hypoglycemia, and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were collected over a 2-year follow-up period...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Tory J Andrews, Robert D Cox, Christina Parker, James Kolb
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor medications are a class of antihyperglycemic agents that increase urinary glucose excretion by interfering with the reabsorption of glucose in the proximal renal tubules. In May of 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning concerning a potential increased risk of ketoacidosis and ketosis in patients taking these medications. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus taking a combination of canagliflozin and metformin who presented with progressive altered mental status over the previous 2 days...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Angela Corona, Francesco Saverio di Leva, Giuseppe Rigogliuso, Luca Pescatori, Valentina Noemi Madia, Frederic Subra, Olivier Delelis, Francesca Esposito, Marta Cadeddu, Roberta Costi, Sandro Cosconati, Ettore Novellino, Roberto di Santo, Enzo Tramontano
HIV-1 integrase (IN) inhibitors are one of the most recent innovations in the treatment of HIV infection. The selection of drug resistance viral strains is however a still open issue requiring constant efforts to identify new anti-HIV-1 drugs. Pyrrolyl diketo acid (DKA) derivatives inhibit HIV-1 replication by interacting with the Mg(2+) cofactors within the HIV-1 IN active site or within the HIV-1 reverse-transcriptase associated ribonuclease H (RNase H) active site. While the interaction mode of pyrrolyl DKAs with the RNase H active site has been recently reported and substantiated by mutagenesis experiments, their interaction within the IN active site still lacks a detailed understanding...
October 2016: Antiviral Research
Deepashree Gupta, Meredith Kirn, Zafar A Jamkhana, Richard Lee, Stewart G Albert, Kimberly M Rollins
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of a unified hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin infusion protocol (IIP), based on an Excel algorithm and implemented as an electronic order set, in achieving glycemic targets and minimizing hypoglycemia. METHODS: An IIP was instituted in medical and surgical intensive care units for post-cardiac surgery (PCS) and other stress hyperglycemia (SH), diabetes hyperglycemia (DH), and DKA. The IIP initiated therapeutic insulin rates at elevated blood glucose (BG), and decreased insulin when target range was achieved...
September 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Jessica Turner, Tahmina Begum, Roger D Smalligan
INTRODUCTION: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are relatively new antihyperglycemic agents that lower renal glucose reabsorption. They are used as adjunctive therapy to standard diabetes treatment. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with a past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and sudden-onset diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Use of canagliflozin, a SGLT-2 inhibitor, was determined to be the cause of the DKA. The patient ultimately recovered after 5 days in the intensive care unit...
July 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
G Braatvedt, H Cooper, A Tekiteki, M Khanolkar
Simmons et al. raise questions about our conclusion that identifying patients at high risk of recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) on their index admission, and thus how best to target potential intervention studies, is 'difficult'. Their own study [1] came to similar conclusions and they commented that the patients were 'difficult to engage and/or maintain engagement' in care. Furthermore, the intervention referred to in their study cost ~£180,000 for the 10 months of intervention (in 58 patients), with funding withdrawn by the health authority as it was deemed unsustainable...
September 15, 2016: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
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
Silvia Savastio, Francesco Cadario, Giulia Genoni, Giorgio Bellomo, Marco Bagnati, Gioel Secco, Raffaella Picchi, Enza Giglione, Gianni Bona
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (25OHD) effects on glycemic control are unclear in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Aims of this study were to investigate 25OHD status among children with T1DM and its relationship with insulin sensitivity and glycemic status. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross sectional study was carried out between 2008-2014. A total of 141 patients had a T1DM >12 months diagnosis and were enrolled in the present study. Of these 35 (24.8%) were migrants and 106 (75...
2016: PloS One
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
Christoffer Polcwiartek, Torkel Vang, Christina Hedegård Bruhn, Nasseh Hashemi, Mary Rosenzweig, Jimmi Nielsen
RATIONALE: Patients exposed to second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have approximately 10 times increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) compared with the general population. However, as DKA is a rare complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and susceptible patients exposed to antipsychotics may rapidly develop DKA independently of treatment duration and weight gain, this is rather suggestive of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) or latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review of current studies regarding antipsychotic-associated DKA with type 1 etiology and analyzed Danish adverse drug event (ADE) reports (previously unpublished cases)...
October 2016: Psychopharmacology
Naoto Tani, Tomomi Michiue, Jian-Hua Chen, Shigeki Oritani, Takaki Ishikawa
A severely malnourished, Japanese female in her twenties was found dead in her apartment. On autopsy, most of the findings from the internal examination were suggestive of hypothermia. Postmortem biochemistry, however, showed severely increased levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and blood and urine glucose levels. Levels of acetone, 3-hydroxybutyric acid, and acetoacetate in various body fluids were also highly increased, indicating ketosis. The serum insulin and c-peptide levels were severely low, and subsequent testing was positive for anti-GAD antibodies...
September 2016: Legal Medicine
Avinash Agarwal, Ambuj Yadav, Manish Gutch, Shuchi Consul, Sukriti Kumar, Ved Prakash, Anil Kumar Gupta, Annesh Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is characterized by a biochemical triad of hyperglycemia, acidosis, and ketonemia. This condition is life-threatening despite improvements in diabetic care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and biochemical prognostic markers of DKA. We assessed correlations in prognostic markers with DKA-associated morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Two hundred and seventy patients that were hospitalized with DKA over a period of 2 years were evaluated clinically and by laboratory tests...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
P Ross, A R Gray, J Milburn, I M Kumarasamy, F Wu, S Farrand, J Armishaw, E Wiltshire, J Rayns, P Tomlinson, B J Wheeler
AIMS: While there have been many outcome-focussed studies examining insulin pump therapy, only a few have looked at potential adverse events (AEs), with none examining the relationship between AEs and pump/infusion set type, ethnicity or socio-economic status. In addition, current data on the incidence and characteristics of pump-associated AEs are confined to one paediatric centre. We aimed to describe the incidence, characteristics and potential predictors of insulin pump-associated AEs in New Zealand adults and children with T1DM...
September 1, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
Asma Abu-Abed Abdin, Muhammad Hamza, Muhammad S Khan, Awab Ahmed
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is characterized by elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis, hyperglycemia, and elevated ketones in urine and blood. Hyperglycemia is a key component of DKA; however, a subset of DKA patients can present with near-normal blood glucose, an entity described as "euglycemic DKA." This rare phenomenon is thought to be due to starvation and food restriction in insulin dependent diabetic patients. Cocaine abuse is considered a trigger for development of DKA. Cocaine also has anorexic effects...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
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