Serge Kocher

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BACKGROUND Blood glucose (BG) monitoring systems enable diabetes patients to effectively control and adjust their therapy. BG monitoring systems with a Conformité Européenne (CE) label should meet the standard DIN EN ISO 15197:2003: > or =95% of the BG results shall fall within +/-15 mg/dL of the reference method at BG concentrations <75 mg/dL and within(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine the effect of nurse-led diabetes self-management education (DSME) on blood glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS The electronic databases PubMed and ISIS Knowledge were searched for relevant randomized controlled studies published between 1999 and 2009. Effect size was(More)
Objective.For determining the adequacy of ventilation, conventional pulse oximetry should be amended by PaCO2 (= arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure). This study investigates the precision of carbon dioxide measurements of the first digitalear-clip sensor providing continuous non-invasive monitoring of PaCO2, SpO2 (= functional arterial oxygen(More)
BACKGROUND The natural course of macrovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes was analyzed: what are the risk factors, and what is the relationship to the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)? METHODS Data were retrieved from ROSSO-a German retrospective observational study-which followed 3,268 patients from diagnosis of type 2 diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Self-monitoring of blood glucose empowers diabetes patients to effectively control their blood glucose (BG) levels. A potential barrier to frequent BG controls is lancing pain, intrinsically linked to pricking the finger several times a day. In this study, we compared different state-of-the-art lancing devices from leading manufacturers regarding(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Self-monitoring of ketone bodies by diabetes patients can be done using blood or urine. We compared the two self-monitoring methods and summarized recent developments in the epidemiology and management of DKA. METHODS MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for relevant(More)
OBJECTIVE A growing body of evidence indicates that self-measurement of blood glucose (SMBG) also has beneficial effects in people with type 2 diabetes, irrespective of the type of therapy. The objective of this analysis was to determine the economic impact of SMBG by comparing the cost share of self-monitoring and the direct costs of diabetes-related(More)
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