Admission preoperative glucose is predictive of morbidity and mortality in trauma patients who require immediate operative intervention.

@article{Bochicchio2005AdmissionPG,
  title={Admission preoperative glucose is predictive of morbidity and mortality in trauma patients who require immediate operative intervention.},
  author={Grant V. Bochicchio and Laura Salzano and Manjari Joshi and Kelly M. Bochicchio and Thomas M. Scalea},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={171-4}
}
Although there have been reports in the surgical literature regarding the negative effects of preoperative hyperglycemia on outcome, the impact of elevated preoperative serum glucose levels in trauma patients is unknown. Our objectives were to determine whether preoperative hyperglycemia was associated with a greater morbidity and mortality in trauma patients who underwent surgical intervention upon admission. Prospective data was collected on 252 consecutive nondiabetic trauma patients… CONTINUE READING

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