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Cardiorespiratory arrest and diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  74496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twelve cardiorespiratory arrests in eight neuropathy are reported. Only one patient died at the time, but two others subsequently died suddenly at home. There was no evidence of myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia, or hypoglycaemia at the time of arrest. In most of the episodes there was some interference with respiration, either by anaesthesia, drugs, or bronchopneumonia. Five of the episodes occured during or immediately after anaesthesia. It is suggested that the arrests were caused by defective respiratory rather than cardiovascular reflexes. Cardiorespiratory arrest appears to be a specific feature of diabetic autonomic neuropathy and may contribute to the mortality of this condition.
M M Page; P J Watkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural / adverse effects
Autonomic Nervous System*
Diabetic Neuropathies / complications*,  physiopathology
Diarrhea / complications
Erectile Dysfunction / complications
Fecal Incontinence / complications
Heart Arrest / etiology*
Heart Rate
Hypotension, Orthostatic / complications
Sweating, Gustatory / complications

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