SGLT2 Inhibitor-Induced Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Case Report.
2020; 2 (2): 218–21
Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis is a rare but serious adverse effect of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. We present a case of a woman in her 40s with type 2 diabetes mellitus hospitalized for revascularization for moyamoya disease who developed empagliflozin-associated euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis despite having stopped the medication before admission. Surgical stress, acute postoperative illness, and decreased carbohydrate intake are postulated to be contributing factors to the development of ketosis in this patient, while near-normal glucose levels initially suggested nondiabetic ketoacidosis physiology and led to delayed diagnosis and treatment. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus may develop diabetic ketoacidosis during states of relative insulinopenia, most frequently from inadequate medication or intercurrent illness. During periods of carbohydrate deficiency, volume depletion, and upregulation of counter-regulatory stress hormones, SGLT2 inhibitor therapy can promote lipolysis and ketogenesis while maintaining euglycemia. Clinical considerations to ensure safe SGLT2 inhibitor therapy include appropriate holding parameters, timely diagnosis of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis, and recognition that the pharmacologic effects of SGLT2 inhibitor treatment may persist beyond several half-lives of elimination.
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EUGLYCEMIC KETOACIDOSIS IN A POST-OPERATIVE PATIENT TAKING EMPAGLIFLOZIN
W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC. 2019: 745
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Timing of blood pressure medications and intradialytic hypotension.
Seminars in dialysis
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a prevalent yet serious complication of hemodialysis, associated with decreased quality of life, inadequate dialysis, vascular access thrombosis, global hypoperfusion, and increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Current guidelines recommend antihypertensive medications be given at night and held the morning of dialysis for affected patients. Despite little evidence to support this recommendation, more than half of patients on dialysis may employ some form of this method. In this article, we will review the available evidence and clinical considerations regarding timing of blood pressure medications and occurrence of IDH, and conclude that witholding BP medications before hemodialysis should not be a routine practice.
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