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Recent advances in the monitoring and management of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Abstract:
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is still a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in diabetes. The triad of hyperglycaemia, ketosis and acidosis can be diagnosed within a few minutes of the patient presenting, by measuring blood glucose and ketones using a meter, and venous blood pH on a blood gas analyser. Quantifying ketosis allows accurate distinction between simple hyperglycaemia and metabolic decompensation. We review the management of DKA, and the emerging role of near-patient testing in diagnosing ketosis and monitoring its resolution.
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Publisher copy:
10.1093/qjmed/hch132

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD
Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
97
Issue:
12
Pages:
773-780
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:1f1a4cad-3bf1-42d9-bebb-93d4dddd6119
Source identifiers:
72865
Local pid:
pubs:72865

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