UPMC and Pitt Researchers Publish New High Impact Research on Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome

June 14, 2019
Esra Karslioglu French, MD
Esra Karslioglu French, MD

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism faculty members Esra Karslioglu French, MD, and Mary T. Korytkowski, MD, published new research on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome (HHS) in May in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Along with colleague Amy C. Donihi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Drs. Karslioglu French and Korytkowski’s clinical review article analyzed more than 40 years of human research and clinical practice related to the pathophysiology, epidemiology, complications, management, and prevention of ketoacidosis and HHS in patients with diabetes.

Mary T. Korytkowski, MD
Mary T. Korytkowski, MD

This new review article provides recommendations for managing acute incidents of ketoacidosis and HHS in patients with both type 1 and 2 diabetes, the possible complications of the disorders, and how to potentially prevent a recurrence. Any physicians and health care providers who routinely care for, encounter, or assist patients with diabetes manage their condition may benefit from the insights in this new article.

The complete text of the article is available by visiting the BMJ website.