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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)



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DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS About Your Diagnosis Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency caused by a lack of insulin and excess response from other hormones (e.g., adrenaline, glucagon, and READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis - CDC Data & Trends

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Data & Trends Diabetes Surveillance System 1999 Surveillance Report Chapter 1: The Public Health Burden of Diabetes Mellitus in the United States Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis February 12, 2008 Donald W Rucker, MD, MBA, MS eMedicine Background Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of absolute or relative insulin deficiency aggravated by ens READ MORE


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Ketoacidosis American Diabetes Association Ketoacidosis (key-toe-ass-i-DOE-sis) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for a long time) or even death. Ketoacidosis ma READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis 6/16/2008 MedlinePlus Alternative Names DKA; Ketoacidosis Definition Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that occurs when sugar (glucose) is READ MORE

Diabetic ketoacidosis in toddler with a diaper rash.

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Diabetic ketoacidosis in toddler with a diaper rash. MD Consult Preview Abstract: The term diabetes does not denote a single disease entity but rather a clinical syndrome. Fundamental to all ty READ MORE

Prolonged QT Interval Corrected for Heart Rate During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in C...

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Prolonged QT Interval Corrected for Heart Rate During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children June 2008 Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH; Jeanny Park, MD; Kathryn Glatter, MD; James P. Marcin, MD, MPH; Nicole S READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy September 2007 Jason A. Parker, MDa Deborah L. Conway, MDa,∗icon_mail Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics Saunders Company MD Consult Copyright © 20 READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - Topic Overview

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - Topic Overview WebMD What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)? Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unab READ MORE

Diabetic ketoacidosis - MayoClinic.com

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Diabetic ketoacidosis - MayoClinic.com ARTICLE SECTIONS * Definition * Symptoms * Causes * Risk factors * When to seek medical advice * Tests and diagnosis * C READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - Merck

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute metabolic complication of diabetes characterized by hyperglycemia, hyperketonemia, and metabolic acidosis. DKA occurs mostly in t READ MORE

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis David E. Trachtenbarg, M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois A diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis requires the patient's plasma glucose concen READ MORE
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an emergency condition caused by untreated hyperglycemia or - for people with diabetes mellitus. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a state of inadequate insulin levels resulting in high blood sugar and accumulation of organic acids and ketones in the blood. Check for insulin deficiency and increased levels of stress hormones. Diabetic ketoacidosis is common among Type I diabetics but may also occur in Type II diabetics. DKA is characterized by high blood sugar, acidosis, and high levels of ketone bodies.
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