Hypoglycemia and outcome in critically ill patients

Moritoki Egi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Edward Stachowski, Craig J French, Graeme Keith Hart, Gopal Taori, Colin Hegarty, Michael John Bailey

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Abstract

Objective: to determine whether mild or moderate hypogycemia that occurs in critically ill patients is independently associated with an increased risk of death. Conclusion: In critically ill patients, an association exists between even mild or moderate hypoglycemia and mortality. Even after adjustment for insulin therapy or timing of hypoglycemic episode, the more severe the hypoglycemia, the greater the risk of death.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217 - 224
Number of pages8
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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