Tagged ‘Diabetes’

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Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

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This post discusses the clinical presentation of HHS and the emergency management that needs to be rapidly applied.
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Relevance of Discharge Glucose Levels and Adverse Events

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Although many patients visit Emergency Departments (EDs) for hyperglycemia, there is no consensus on optimal care prior to discharge. Most of these patients present with moderate elevations of serum glucose without severe manifestations (i.e.
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

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DKA is a life-threatening disorder where appropriate, aggressive management can markedly change the patients course.
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Pharmacology of Insulins

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Insulins are commonly administered in the ED and a comprehensive understanding of their pharmacodynamics is vital.
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Insulin Glargine in DKA

Filed Under: Tags: , , September 10th, 2015 2 Comments

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a diagnosis commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED), with the numbers of patients presenting in DKA rising. The increasing number of DKA patients has led to a concomitant rise in cost,
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