Glucose control after severe brain injury.

@article{Oddo2008GlucoseCA,
  title={Glucose control after severe brain injury.},
  author={Mauro Oddo and J. Michael Schmidt and Stephan A. Mayer and Ren{\'e} L. Chiol{\'e}ro},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={134-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW A substantial body of evidence supports the use of intensive insulin therapy in general critical care practice, particularly in surgical intensive care unit patients. The impact of intensive insulin therapy on the outcome of critically ill neurological patients, however, is still controversial. While avoidance of hyperglycemia is recommended in neurointensive care, no recommendations exist regarding the optimal target for systemic glucose control after severe brain injury… CONTINUE READING