[Lactic acidosis in diabetics on biguanides (author's transl)].

@article{Wittmann1977LacticAI,
  title={[Lactic acidosis in diabetics on biguanides (author's transl)].},
  author={P. Wittmann and Manfred Haslbeck and W H Bachmann and Hellmut Mehnert},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1977},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={5-10}
}
A systematic search for cases of lactic acidosis among diabetics on biguanides revealed ten during an eight-month period, while in the preceding ten years not a single case had been definitely diagnosed. This represents a prevelance of 1 in 2000 patients admitted to hospital. All ten were over 60 years old and had previously been treated for heart failure… CONTINUE READING