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Severe hypoglycaemia requiring the assistance of emergency medical services - frequency, causes and symptoms

Journal Article

Krnačová V., Kuběna Aleš Antonín, Macek K., Bezděk M., Šmahelová A., Vlček J.

serial: Biomedical Papers vol.156, 3 (2012), p. 271-277

project(s): SVV-2010-261-004, GA UK

keywords: regression trees, causes, symptoms, incidence, emergency medical service, severe hypoglycaemia

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abstract (eng):

To evaluate the incidence of severe hypoglycaemia (SH) requiring the assistance of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the general population of the Hradec Kralove region, in a 1 year period; to describe the distribution of these events throughout the day, and to analyse the symptoms and causes. The outcome data were obtained from special forms which were filled in by EMS medical staff. Incidence of SH was calculated and the distribution of events throughout the day was analysed using contingency tables. The relationship between blood glucose levels and the presence or absence of causes and symptoms of hypoglycaemia was evaluated using a general linear model and the regression tree technique.


bocek: 2012-12-21 16:10