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Re: [IPm] news on medscape: subcutaneous glucagon use for mi



Michael,

I have seen this done in adults as well. Subq use is
accepted and in times of the GI problems works well
with adults.  This is good to know about kids. Thanks.

Gail
--- Michael <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Thought this might be of interest
> 
>
www.medscape.com/reuters/prof/2001/05/05.10/20010509clin014.html
> 
> Glucagon is usually given as an intramuscular
> injection in severe
> hypoglycaemia. The study looked at using
> subcutaneous injections of 
> smaller doses of glucagon in children with
> gastroenteritis who can't 
> eat and children who are refusing carbohydrate.
> Apparently it worked 
> very well at maintaining blood sugars.
> 
> I've seen a number of statistics on how long it
> takes information to 
> get from a study into clinical practise. The highest
> figure I've seen 
> so far is 17 years (!), but the average seems to be
> ten. And this 
> seems like it could be something very useful.
> 
> Michael Robinton
> Executive Director
> email @ redacted
>
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