72-hour fast

A test performed in a hospital to identify causes of hypoglycemia
There is no justification for a 72-hour fast outside of a legitimate medical setting and for valid indications

72-hour fast

Endocrinology A test performed in a hospital to ID causes of hypoglycemia. See Fast, Hypoglycemia.
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Our results support the suggestion that the diagnosis of endogeneous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia can be achieved in over 90% of cases within 48 hours, and a 48-hour fast could replace the current 72-hour fast as the diagnostic standard [23].
The patient underwent a 72-hour fast protocol that was terminated early due to hypoglycaemia ([less than or equal to] 2.2 mmol/L) on capillary glucose monitoring (Figure 1).
The majority of patients underwent screening for hypopituitarism with a tetracosactide test as well as 72-hour fast to exclude endogenous hyperinsulinaemia, as in our index patient.
Referring to Modi, who broke his definite hunger strike on Monday evening, Modhvadia said he (Modi) was exposed to such an extent that he called off his 72-hour fast within 52 hours.
An overnight fast in ESLD can be equivalent to a 72-hour fast in an individual with normal hepatic function.
Continuity IRA prisoners at Maghaberry held a 72-hour fast this week, following on from 24 and 48-hour fasts over the summer.
The correct diagnosis can be confirmed by a 72-hour fast, which will decrease the patient's plasma glucose level and reproduce the neuroglycopenic symptoms, the investigators said.