Point-of-care beta-hydroxybutyrate testing for assessing diabetic ketoacidosis severity prior to treatment in the emergency department

Sanjay Arora, Marc A. Probst, Chad Agy, Michael Menchine

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Abstract

We prospectively evaluated the correlation between point-of-care β-OHB values and DKA severity at time of initial diagnosis in 54 patients. The correlation coefficients between β-OHB and pH, bicarbonate and anion gap were 0.33, 0.25 and 0.16, respectively. We conclude that point-of-care β-OHB absolute values cannot reliably assess DKA severity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e86-e88
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
  • DKA
  • Point-of-care testing

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