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Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

ISBN: 978-0-470-65591-7
220 pages
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Diabetic emergencies are an extremely serious result of poor glycemic control and if not treated quickly and effectively can result in death.

Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides emergency room staff, diabetes specialists and endocrinologists with highly practical, clear-cut clinical guidance on both the presentation of serious diabetic emergencies like ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma and severe hyper- and hypoglycemia, and the best methods of both managing the emergencies and administering appropriate follow-up care.

Each clearly structured chapter highlights: definition of emergency; epidemiology; potential causes; diagnosis; clinical management (including problem areas); follow-up management/care; patient advice

Case studies throughout the text aid clinical understanding of real-life scenarios, as do the multiple choice questions and key points/take-home messages. Clear tables and management algorithms highlight the most important features of diagnosis and patient management.

Perfect for both the trainee and the junior specialist, this book is also a useful rapid access tool in the pre- and post-hospital environment, specifically for doctors to best advise patients with notoriously poor glycaemic control who have either suffered from or who are at risk of diabetic emergencies.

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Table of Contents


1 Diabetic ketoacidosis in adults.

2 Diabetic Ketoacidosis in childhood and adolescence.

3 Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Hyperglycemia.

4 Hypoglycemia caused by insulin.

5 Hypoglycemia caused by insulin secretagogues.

6 Lactic acidosis in diabetes.

7 Management of hyperglycemia in the hospital.

8 Sick day rules in diabetes.


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Author Information

Nikolaos Katsilambros, Professor of Internal Medicine, SCOPE Founding Fellow, Athens University Medical School; Evgenideion Hospital and Research Laboratory ‘Christeas Hall’, Athens, Greece

Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

Stavros Liatis, Consultant in Internal Medicine and Diabetology, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Konstantinos Makrilakis, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Diabetology, University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Tentolouris, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Diabetology, University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece

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"In conclusion, this book should appeal to all healthcare professionals who want a concise summary of important diabetic complications causing significant morbidity and mortality."  (Diabetes Update, 1 March 2014)

“A concise guide for practicing physicians, including pediatricians, interns and residents. Recommended for emergency departments.”  (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews Journal, 1 September 2013)

"As a quick guide to common diabetic emergencies, the book is most appropriate for nurses and medical students starting on the wards, and as a review for nonendocrinologists. It reviews common situations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in both adults and children." (Doody's, 6 January 2012)

Review copy sent on 27/07/2011: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde

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