Elevated Admission Glucose and Mortality in Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism

  title={Elevated Admission Glucose and Mortality in Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism},
  author={Nathalie Scherz and Jos{\'e} Labar{\`e}re and Drahomir A Aujesky and Marie M{\'e}an},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Although associated with adverse outcomes in other cardiopulmonary conditions, the prognostic value of elevated glucose in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. We sought to examine the association between glucose levels and mortality and hospital readmission rates for patients with PE. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated 13,621 patient discharges with a primary diagnosis of PE from 185 acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania (from January 2000 to November 2002… CONTINUE READING
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