"Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126452
Title:
"Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Authors:
O'Reilly, M; O'Sullivan, E P; Davenport, C; Smith, D
Affiliation:
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI Medical School, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland. micilino@hotmail.com
Citation:
"Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. 2010, 179 (4):585-7 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126452
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0519-x
PubMed ID:
20658206
Abstract:
"Dead in bed" is a tragic description of a particular type of sudden death in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). Patients are typically found dead in the early morning, lying in an undisturbed bed, having been well the previous evening. The incidence of "dead in bed" syndrome is not known but studies suggest figures of between 4.7 and 27.3% of all unexplained deaths in type 1 DM. The pathogenesis is unclear but patients typically have a preceding history of recurrent severe hypoglycaemia. We describe two cases of "dead in bed" syndrome which occurred at our institution within a 12-month period.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Death, Sudden; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Female; Humans; Hypoglycemia; Male; Recurrence
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, E Pen
dc.contributor.authorDavenport, Cen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Den
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T08:38:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-31T08:38:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.citation"Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. 2010, 179 (4):585-7 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20658206-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0519-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126452-
dc.description.abstract"Dead in bed" is a tragic description of a particular type of sudden death in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). Patients are typically found dead in the early morning, lying in an undisturbed bed, having been well the previous evening. The incidence of "dead in bed" syndrome is not known but studies suggest figures of between 4.7 and 27.3% of all unexplained deaths in type 1 DM. The pathogenesis is unclear but patients typically have a preceding history of recurrent severe hypoglycaemia. We describe two cases of "dead in bed" syndrome which occurred at our institution within a 12-month period.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshDeath, Sudden-
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus, Type 1-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHypoglycemia-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRecurrence-
dc.title"Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI Medical School, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland. micilino@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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