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Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Cullen Clark
  • Anna McFarlin
  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien
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Abstract

This chapter on evaluation and management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) allows the provider to be confident in their assessment and resuscitation of this potentially critically ill patient. The total fluid deficit equation and recommendations on rehydration are Quick Hits that will save lives.

Keywords

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Insulin Hyperglycemia Ketosis Metabolic acidosis Polyuria Polydipsia VBG Kussmaul breathing Isotonic fluids Total fluid deficit Rehydration Anion gap Cerebral edema 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cullen Clark
    • 1
  • Anna McFarlin
    • 1
  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien
    • 2
  1. 1.Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Combined Residency Program, Pediatrics and Emergency MedicineLouisiana State University Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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