diabetic ketoacidosis

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Overall, most patients with DKA who were admitted to the ICU of our institution presented with gastrointestinal symptoms.
Case records of children admitted with DKA from Jan 2011 to Jan 2015 were reviewed and data regarding personal details, presenting complaints, clinical features, family history of type1DM, laboratory parameters, management, duration of PICU stay and outcome was recorded using a predesigned pro forma.
The differences between patients with or without DKA at presentation were assessed in the same manner.
1 The mortality rate for DKA in children in the developed countries has declined to 0.
Participants or their parents/guardians were asked about the number of hospitalizations and Emergency visits and episodes of DKA and severe hypoglycemia that participants experienced in the previous 6 months.
To address these issues, the team changed the order set to use normal saline for all suspected DKA patients without waiting for lab results.
In their study 2% of the T1DM presented with DKA at the time of diagnosis while 21% had positive history of DKA.
2) Among various infections, respiratory and urinary tract infections are the commonest precipitants of DKA.
DKA is a life-threatening emergency, and the patient with DKA requires immediate medical treatment and very close monitoring by the physician and nurses.
While previous work examining the relationship of DKA to cognition and neural structure has focused upon children and adolescents, researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, both in Atlanta, set out of evaluate for the first time acute neuroanatomical and cognitive changes in adult patients with first and recurrent episodes of DKA.