Evidence-based guidelines for perioperative management of diabetes in cardiac and vascular surgery

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BACKGROUND: Management of patients with hyperglycaemia undergoing vascular and cardiac surgery is important, with mounting evidence that hyperglycaemia in this setting is associated with worse outcomes. Evidence-based guidelines for the management of these patients have been limited. METHODS/RESULTS: Our institution was aware of the lack of standardization of care in this growing population group and formed a multidisciplinary guideline development group to develop evidence-based guidelines to standardize the perioperative management of hyperglycaemia. CONCLUSION: This series of articles outlines the process of developing evidence-based guidelines and the recommendations for perioperative management of patients with hyperglycaemia and diabetes undergoing cardiac and vascular surgery at our institution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500 - 513
Number of pages14
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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