Fasting plasma lactate concentrations in ambulatory elderly patients with type 2 diabetes receiving metformin therapy: a retrospective cross-sectional study.


BACKGROUND Metformin is a worldwide accepted biguanide antidiabetic agent, and its effectiveness and benefit have already been well established. Among the side effects of metformin, lactate acidosis is the most problematic because of a high mortality rate, which impedes its use in clinical practice, especially in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Aging… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1726-4901(10)70135-0


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