Browsing by Subject "Diabetic Ketoacidosis"
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(2000)All cases of diabetic ketoacidosis admitted to Prince Zaid Hospital between 1993 and 1997 were analysed for precipitating causes and outcome. Of 167 cases, 89 were male and 78 female, with a mean age of 38 years. It was the initial presentation of diabetes mellitus in 21% of the patients. Infection and noncompliance were the leading precipitating causes but no cause was found in 14% of the patients. The mortality rate was 4.8%. Educating the public and patients about diabetic complications and therapy is the key to prevention of diabetic ketoacidosis
(2010)This study described the profile of 100 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis [DKA] at a teaching hospital in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. DKA was more frequent in young women with type 1 diabetes and mostly due to preventable causes, e.g. disrupted insulin treatment and/or infection. DKA also occurred in type 2 diabetics, with a higher mortality rate, as they were older patients with co-morbidity. Polyurea, fatigue, abdominal pain and vomiting were the most common clinical features, while coma was rarer. A high number of cases were first presentations ...