Hyperglycaemia is associated with poor outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Baker2006HyperglycaemiaIA,
  title={Hyperglycaemia is associated with poor outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={E. Baker and C. Janaway and B. Philips and A. Brennan and D. Baines and D. Wood and P. Jones},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={284 - 289}
}
Background: Hyperglycaemia is associated with poor outcomes from pneumonia, myocardial infarction and stroke, but the effect of blood glucose on outcomes from acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) has not been established. Recent UK guidelines do not comment on measurement or control of blood glucose in AECOPD. A study was therefore undertaken to determine the relationship between blood glucose concentrations, length of stay in hospital, and mortality in patients… Expand
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Interventional Clinical Trial
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are commonly admitted to hospital with exacerbations of their lung disease. A combination of the acute illness and treatment… Expand
ConditionsCOPD, Hyperglycemia
InterventionDrug
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