Unconsciousness and sedation as precipitating factors of diabetic ketoacidosis.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F390956F3992
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Unconsciousness and sedation as precipitating factors of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Périodique
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Auteur(s)
Palmiere C., Lesta Mdel M, Sabatasso S., Lobrinus J.A., Augsburger M., Werner D.
ISSN
1878-7487 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1752-928X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Volume
20
Numéro
7
Pages
830-835
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The aim of this study was to identify medico-legal situations characterized by increased vitreous glucose concentrations, potentially lethal blood 3-hydroxybutyrate levels and conditions that could either incapacitate or lead to death on their own. The above was investigated in order to verify whether prolonged states of unconsciousness may play a role in precipitating diabetic ketoacidosis. Six groups of medico-legal situations (corresponding to 206 autopsy cases) were identified. Among these, three cases were characterized by pathologically increased vitreous glucose and blood 3-hydroxybutyrate levels. In one case diabetic ketoacidosis coexisted with underlying features that might have potentially incapacitated or lead to death on their own, whereas in two cases it corresponded with potentially lethal or lethal drug concentrations. The results of this study highlight the usefulness of systematically performing biochemistry in order to identify diabetic ketoacidosis-related deaths, even when autopsy and toxicology results provide apparently conclusive findings.
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17/11/2013 15:57
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