Effect of an Intensive Glucose Management Protocol on the Mortality of Critically Ill Adult Patients
- Critical Care. // Current Medical Literature: Diabetes;2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p105
The author discusses several research studies on the management of critically-ill diabetic patients. The author notes a study which analyzes the nursing practice patterns in aligning the activities of glucose monitoring and insulin administration. The author mentions a study which examines the...
- Evaluation of lacrimal fluid as an alternative for monitoring glucose in critically ill patients. LeBlanc, Jaclyn; Haas, Curtis; Vicente, Glorimar; Colon, Luis // Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p1442
Objective: This study evaluated the use of lacrimal fluid glucose concentrations as a minimally invasive, alternative sampling strategy for monitoring glucose concentrations in surgical/trauma ICU patients. Design and setting: Prospective, paired sample study in an adult surgical/trauma ICU....
- The responsibility of undertaking large randomized controlled trials. Preiser, Jean-Charles; Wernerman, Jan // Intensive Care Medicine;Feb2014, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p266
The authors discuss research on glucose monitoring and glucose control in critically ill patients. They reference the study "Tight Computerized Versus Conventional Glucose Control in the ICU: A Randomized Controlled Study" by P. Kalfon and colleagues published in the current issue of the...
- Improved Postprandial Glycemic Control During Treatment With Humalog Mix25, a Novel... Roach, Paris; Yue, Lilly // Diabetes Care;Aug99, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p1258
Discusses a study which compared the Humalog Mix25 to human insulin 30/70 novel insulin lispro-protamine formulation (NPL) with respect to glycemic control. How the study was conducted; Results of the study; Discussion of the results.
- Professional CGM management workflow. Watsky, Jay; Dluge-Aungst, Dawn // Endocrine Today;Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p6
The authors discuss the use of professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in insulin therapy.
- Glucose control: how low should you go with the critically ill? Zolotor, Adam J.; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Vargish, Lisa; Hickner, John // Journal of Family Practice;Aug2009, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p424
For hyperglycemic patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), the target blood glucose level should be < or =180 mg/dL, not 81 to 108 mg/dL. More aggressive glucose lowering is associated with a higher mortality rate.
- Glycemic Control Protocol for Adult Intensive Care. Pisupati, Radhika; Wojcik, Janice // Hospital Pharmacy;Oct2006, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p1000
The article focuses on the adoption of glycemic control protocol for patients in intensive care units by the Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. It has been proved through a clinical trial that maintaining tight glycemic control can increase insulin infusion and...
- Computer-assisted glucose control in critically ill patients. Vogelzang, Mathijs; Loef, Bert G.; Regtien, Joost G.; Van der Horst, Iwan C. C.; Van Assen, Hein; Zijlstra, Felix; Nijsten, Maarten W. N. // Intensive Care Medicine;Aug2008, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p1421
Intensive insulin therapy is associated with the risk of hypoglycemia and increased costs of material and personnel. We therefore evaluated the safety and efficiency of a computer-assisted glucose control protocol in a large population of critically ill patients. Observational cohort study in...
- How Big of a Problem Is Glycemic Control and What Is the Best Way to Handle It? Marshall, Adriene // Pulmonary Reviews;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p17
The article reports on the understated receiving of continuous insulin infusions by intensive care unit (ICU) patients with hypoglycemia and the strategies to maintain glycemic control. Based on studies, insulin is a high risk medication and its safe administration is imperative for all health...