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Utility of ketone measurement in the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetic ketoacidosis.
We review the various existing methods of ketone measurement, the precision of capillary blood ketone as compared with other measures, its diagnostic accuracy in predicting ketoacidosis and other clinical applications including prevention, assessment of severity and resolution of ketoacidosis. © 20...
Quality assurance in the diabetic retinopathy screening programme: evaluating the benefit of universal regrading of the normal primary grade...
Association of metabolic syndrome and diabetes with subclinical coronary stenosis and plaque subtypes in middle-aged individuals.
We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 1024 consecutive, newly self-referred subjects (692 men, 332 women; mean age 53.0 ± 9.7 years) who underwent health evaluation at the China Medical University Hospital. Participants had at least one cardiac risk factor, but no known coronary heart di...
Nurse-led interventions used to improve control of high blood pressure in people with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
We have systematically reviewed the evidence for effectiveness of nurse-led interventions for people with diabetes mellitus. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, searches of Medline, Embase, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Trials register were undertaken to identify studies compar...
Proinsulin/C-peptide ratio, glucagon and remission in new-onset Type 1 diabetes mellitus in young adults.
We explored if efficiency of proinsulin processing is associated with the remission phenomenon. Methods Seventy-eight patients with new-onset Type 1 diabetes were followed prospectively for 3 years. Daily insulin dosage, HbA(1c) , plasma glucose, proinsulin, C-peptide, glucagon concentrations...
Response to Vischer et al. The high prevalence of malnutrition in elderly diabetic patients: implications for anti-diabetic drug treatments.
Does intervention by an allied health professional discussing adherence to medicines improve this adherence in Type 2 diabetes?
Diabet. Med. 27, 1341-1349 (2010) ABSTRACT: Aims Increasing adherence to medicines should improve glycaemic control and be cost effective in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It is assumed that the intervention of an allied health professional will improve adherence to medicines, b...
Reduced incidence of blindness in relation to diabetes mellitus in southern Germany?
We estimated the incidence of blindness in the diabetic and non-diabetic population in 2008 and compared it with results from 1990-1998 in a neighbouring region. Methods All newly registered blindness allowance recipients in 2008 were drawn up in a German region (population 4.5 million). We est...
Genetic investigation in an Italian child with an unusual association of atrial septal defect, attributable to a new familial GATA4 gene mut...
We describe the first report of pancretic agenesis with an associated cardiac defect and a mutation in the GATA4 gene. We could not establish that the GATA4 mutation was causative for pancreatic agenesis and further genetic investigation to detect the genetic cause of the pancreas agenesis was unsuc...
Using a PCT-wide electronic system called the Deadly Trio database to provide safety alerts about prescribing of metformin in renal disease.