GlucoLog DKA Expert - Menarini Diagnostics International

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life threatening condition requiring timely and specific management that involves:

  • Precise intravenous fluid calculations
  • Accurate dosing of insulin
  • Frequent change in therapy
  • Hourly clinical and laboratory monitoring

To help physicians managing DKA, Menarini has developed GlucoLog DKA Expert, a CE Marked software able to:

  • recording clinical observations
  • calculating fluid requirement and osmolality
  • balancing insulin and potassium iv infusion
  • monitoring hourly BG, UG, Ketones, Laboratory tests, fluid input and output,ECG, BP, heart and respiratory rate, neurological assessment using GCS
  • corrected sodium concentration for hyperglycemia

GlucoLog DKA Expert - Menarini Diagnostics International

The GlucoLog DKA Expert provides also a series of alerts in case of:

  • severe ketoacidosis
  • too rapid decrease of blood glucose levels
  • incorrect insulin dosage calculation
  • cerebral edema
  • K+ changing

GlucoLog DKA Expert - Menarini Diagnostics International

100% of physicians and nurses who used the GlucoLog DKA Expert software during its validation stated their preference for the computerized method over the handwritten method. The advantages reported by physicians after introducing the software in clinical practice:

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety for DKA management
  • Improvement in communication among coworkers
  • Introduction of sound alarms
  • Support in calculations

GlucoLog DKA Expert has been created thanks to more than ten years of experience and know‐how in the treatment of DKA by:

  • Maurizio Vanelli, MD, Professor of Paediatrics, President of the Society of Medicine and Natural Sciences of Parma, Editor‐in‐Chief of Acta Biomedica and Expert on Food and Nutrition in Paediatrics at the University Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine of the University of Parma, Italy;
  • Giovanni Chiari, Paediatrician, Regional Centre of Paediatric Diabetology, "Pietro Barilla" Children's Hospital, University Hospital of Parma, computer science lecturer at the PhD degree course of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy;
  • and the cooperation of Dr. Ivana Cortina, Medical Training Specialist at the Specialization School of Paediatrics of the University of Parma, Italy.

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