Association between hyperglycemia and survival in 228 horses with acute gastrointestinal disease.

@article{Hassel2009AssociationBH,
  title={Association between hyperglycemia and survival in 228 horses with acute gastrointestinal disease.},
  author={Diana M Hassel and Ashley E. Hill and R A Rorabeck},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1261-5}
}
BACKGROUND Glucose homeostasis is dysregulated in critically ill humans resulting in hyperglycemia and decreased survival. Hyperglycemia is common in horses presenting with abdominal crisis, and this might be associated with a worse prognosis for survival. OBJECTIVE To determine if hyperglycemia in horses with acute abdominal disease is associated with increased odds of failure to survive to hospital discharge. ANIMALS Two hundred and twenty-eight adult horses with acute gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING

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