A review of hypersomolar hyperglycemic nonketotic dehydration (HHND): etiology, pathophysiology and prevention during intravenous hyperalimentation.

  • Mary Kaminski
  • Published 1978 in JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition

Abstract

The records of 200 patients, nutritionally supported by synthetic means, were reviewed for evidence of clinical hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic dehydration (HHND). There was a 3% incidence of morbidity, with a single mortality. Laboratory values demonstrated a positive correlation between persistent glucosuria and HHND. The pathophysiology of HHND… (More)

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