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Successful resuscitation in diabetic ketoacidosis: a strong case for the use of bicarbonate
  1. N. G. Soler,
  2. M. G. FitzGerald,
  3. M. A. Bennett,
  4. J. M. Malins

    Abstract

    Although severe acidosis is a life-threatening condition owing to its cerebral and cardiac effects, correction of the acidosis with alkali remains a controversial issue in diabetic ketoacidosis. A 22-year-old female patient in diabetic ketoacidosis who was successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest is presented and a strong case is made for the administration of bicarbonate in severe cases of diabetic ketoacidosis.

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