Tag diabetic ketoacidosis
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Metabolic Mayhem

Two quick ECG problems for you this week. See if you can spot the common thread. This potassium with hyperkalemia, hypokalaemia
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus resulting from the consequences of insulin deficiency
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Ketoacidosis is a high anion gap metabolic acidosis due to an excessive blood concentration of ketone bodies (keto-anions).


The slides from my update on DKA given at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. Yeah, I know it isn’t wilderness, but I don’t have a “regular medicine” blog. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites…