Journal article

Acute dysglycaemia in patients hospitalised with cancer

Sarah Yang Qian, Carmel Parlapiano, Katie Marley, Mervyn Kyi, Spiros FOURLANOS, mark ROSENTHAL, peter Colman

Annals of Diabetes Research | Remedy Publications LLC | Published : 2019


Aims: In patients with cancer, diabetes is associated with worse outcomes and prognosis. We undertook a retrospective audit for inpatients with both cancer and diabetes to identify the prevalence of dysglycaemia and patient characteristics. Methods: We identified all inpatient admissions with cancer and diabetes between October 2014 and October 2015 at a tertiary hospital. A subgroup of patients with dysglycaemia, as defined by the presence of hyperglycaemia and or hypoglycaemia, was further identified. Results: A total of 4583 admissions occurred with a diagnosis of cancer and 536 (11.6%) admissions had both cancer and diabetes. We identified 105 admissions for cancer and dysglycaemia; 96 o..

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