The hyperglycaemic, hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome: some aspects of management.

@article{Small1987TheHH,
  title={The hyperglycaemic, hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome: some aspects of management.},
  author={Margaret Small and A. C. Maccuish},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          35-7
        }
}
Hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is a relatively uncommon but important medical emergency. It is associated with a high mortality, which has changed little over the past twenty years. Approximately half of all patients give no prior history of diabetes and since patients often present with neurological abnormalities, resembling a cerebrovascular accident, the diagnosis can sometimes be delayed or missed. Therefore every patient presenting to hospital with a state of clouded consciousness or… CONTINUE READING
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