Glycemic Control in the Intensive Care Unit: Why We Should Wait for NICE-SUGAR

Bellomo, Rinaldo; Egi, Moritoki
December 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2005, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p1546
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of glycemic control in critical care medicine. One research claimed that intensive insulin therapy to maintain blood glucose reduces morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care unit. Studies in diabetic patients suggest that better glucose control may yield benefits in terms of morbidity or mortality in nondiabetic critically ill patients. However, intensive insulin therapy comes at a substantial price.


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