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dc.contributorElmehdawi, R.R.EN
dc.contributorElmagerhei, H.M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:08:02Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/03/16_3_2010_0292_0299.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117859
dc.description292-299EN
dc.description.abstractThis 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 of type 1 diabetes; hence this diagnosis should be considered in all patients with acute abdomen or decreased level of consciousness. The reasons for high mortality rate in this study [‎10%]‎ were multifactorialEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDiabetic KetoacidosisEN
dc.subjectDiabetic KetoacidosisEN
dc.subjectHospitals, TeachingEN
dc.subjectComorbidityEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectRetrospective StudiesEN
dc.subjectDiabetes ComplicationsEN
dc.subjectLength of StayEN
dc.subjectSex DistributionEN
dc.subjectTreatment OutcomeEN
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitus, Type 1EN
dc.subject.meshDiabetic KetoacidosisEN
dc.titleProfile of diabetic ketoacidosis at a teaching hospital in Benghazi, Libyan Arab JamahiriyaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎3)‎, 292-299, 2010


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