TITLE

Intensive insulin therapy reduced the incidence of neurologic complications in critically ill patients

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study conducted to examine the efficacy of intensive insulin therapy in reducing the incidence of neurologic complications in critically ill patients. A randomized controlled trial of a stratified subgroup of 63 patients with isolated brain injury at baseline and a subgroup of 405 patients who were in the intensive care unit (ICU) for more than 7 days were studied. Among the 405 patients who had prolonged ICU stays, those in the intensive insulin group had reduced risks for ICU mortality, critical illness polyneuropathy, and ventilation for more than 14 days.
ACCESSION #
19516009

 

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