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n. pl. ke·to·a·ci·do·ses (-dō′sēz)
1. Metabolic acidosis caused by an abnormally high concentration of ketone bodies in the blood and body tissues.
2. This condition occurring as a complication of untreated or improperly controlled diabetes mellitus, especially type 1 diabetes, characterized by thirst, fatigue, a fruity odor on the breath, and other symptoms, and having the potential to progress to coma or death. Also called diabetic ketoacidosis.
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Noun1.ketoacidosis - acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
autoimmune diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, IDDM, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, type I diabetes - severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
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n. cetoacidosis, acidosis causada por el aumento de cuerpos cetónicos en la sangre.
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Herring, "SGLT inhibition and euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis," The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, vol.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is an acute complication of diabetes.
An unfortunate, yet common, complication of uncontrolled diabetes is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is an acute complication of type 1 diabetes, is characterized by hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and ketonemia.
CHILDREN WITH TYPE 1 diabetes mellitus who use insulin pumps are at a lower risk for ketoacidosis and severe hypoglycemia, compared with those receiving insulin by injection, according to a population-based cohort study from the University of Ulm (Germany).
6 Diabetic ketoacidosis, where you have high levels of blood acids called ketones, a by-product of too little insulin.
According to Professor Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra, Chairman of Internal Medicine at HMC, fasting among patients with Type 1 diabetes, and among those with Type 2 diabetes who have inadequately managed blood glucose levels, can have many risks, including dangerously low or high blood glucose levels, diabetic ketoacidosis, and blood clots.
ORLANDO -- A few simple adjustments in standing orders shaved 20 minutes off the time one emergency department took to deliver insulin to pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, according to Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD.
For both CCB and [beta]-blocker poisoning, the insulin doses should be much higher than normally used for controlling blood glucose in diabetes or treating diabetic ketoacidosis (1).
One potential limitation of directly applying the existing scoring systems for acute pancreatitis to HP is the lack of consideration for concurrent diabetic ketoacidosis, which is highly prevalent in this population.