ALAN S. COHEN, M.D.; VERNON K. VANCE, M.D.; JOHN W. RUNYAN JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; DAVID HURWITZ, M.D.
Diabetic acidosis until recently ranked high among the causes of death in any series of diabetic patients. The fall in mortality in the last few years has been clearly documented by Root.1 However, the case fatality rate in this complication of diabetes mellitus is still quite significant, and in a relatively recent publication has been noted to vary from 2.4% to 43.7% at a group of large general hospitals.2
Among the many factors contributing to the lowering of mortality are the early and adequate use of insulin, the advent of antibiotic therapy for associated and complicating infections, and the
COHEN AS, VANCE VK, RUNYAN JW, HURWITZ D. DIABETIC ACIDOSIS: AN EVALUATION OF THE CAUSE, COURSE AND THERAPY OF 73 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:55–86. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-55
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):55-86.
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