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Diabetic Emergencies, Diagnosis and Clinical Management: Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Hyperglycemia, Part 4

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Konstantinos Makrilakis, MD, PhD Nikolaos Katsilambros, MD, PhD.  Avoidance of complications Hypoglycemia and hypokalemia are the two most common complications of treatment of hyperglycemic crises with insulin. They have both been reduced significantly, however, with the administration of low-dose insulin and careful monitoring and replacement of serum potassium. 27,28 Frequent ...

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Diabetic Emergencies, Diagnosis and Clinical Management: Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Hyperglycemia, Part 3

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Konstantinos Makrilakis, MD, PhD Nikolaos Katsilambros, MD, PhD.  Clinical management The management of HHS is similar to that of DKA. It includes correction of the fluid and electrolyte abnormalities that are typically present and administration of insulin. 1,3,15 Therapy should also aim at simultaneous identification and treatment of the precipitating ...

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