Article Abstract

Clinical trial of fluid infusion rates for pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis

Authors: Paul S. Hiers, Arlan L. Rosenbloom


Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a profound derangement in metabolism due to deficiency of insulin. The metabolic derangement is exaggerated by counter regulatory stress hormone effects leading to hyperglycemia, dehydration, and ketone production.