What is the difference between HHS and HHNS?

What is the difference between HHS and HHNS?

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome (HHNS) is also known as hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS). It involves very high blood sugar levels and can be life threatening. HHNS can happen to anyone, but it’s more common in older people who have type 2 diabetes.

What causes HHNS?

HHNS is typically brought on by: An infection, such as pneumonia or a urinary tract infection. Poor management of blood sugar and/or not taking diabetes medications as prescribed. Taking certain medications, such as glucocorticoids (which alter glucose levels) and diuretics (which increase urine output)

What is difference between DKA and HHS?

DKA is characterized by ketoacidosis and hyperglycemia, while HHS usually has more severe hyperglycemia but no ketoacidosis (table 1). Each represents an extreme in the spectrum of hyperglycemia.

What is diabetic HHS?

Diabetic hyperosmolar (hi-pur-oz-MOE-lur) syndrome is a serious condition caused by extremely high blood sugar levels. The condition most commonly occurs in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s often triggered by illness or infection.

What is worse DKA or HHS?

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) is one of two serious metabolic derangements that occur in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). It is a life-threatening emergency that, although less common than its counterpart, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), has a much higher mortality rate, reaching up to 5-10%.

What is diabetic honk?

Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is a dangerous condition brought on by very high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (above 33 mmol/L). Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is a short term complication requiring immediate treatment by a healthcare professional.

What is opposite DKA?

What is Hoonk?

1 : to make the characteristic cry of a goose. 2 : to make a sound resembling the cry of a goose. transitive verb. : to cause to honk honk a horn.

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