TITLE

Glycaemic fluctuation predicts mortality in critically ill patients

AUTHOR(S)
AL-DORZI, H. M.; TAMIM, H. M.; ARABI, Y. M.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Jul2010, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p695
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study that evaluated the predictors of glycaemic fluctuation and its relation to critical care outcomes. It describes a nested-cohort study within a clinical trial in which medical surgical intensive care patients were randomized to either intensive insulin therapy or conventional insulin therapy. The mean difference between the highest and lowest daily blood glucose is used as the benchmark for glycaemic fluctuation. Glycaemic fluctuation is identified as a predictor of intensive care unit mortality and hospital mortality.
ACCESSION #
52686280

 

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