Hyperglycemia and outcome in the pediatric intensive care unit.

  title={Hyperglycemia and outcome in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Genna W Klein and Joanne M. Hojsak and James Schmeidler and Robert Rapaport},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={153 3},
OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency of hyperglycemia in children who are nondiabetic and critically ill and assess the independent effect of hyperglycemia on outcome. STUDY DESIGN Consecutive admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) were reviewed. The Pediatric Risk of Mortality III score (PRISM) measured patient acuity. Because maximum glucose level in the first day of PICU admission (GLFD) >200mg/dL contributes to PRISM, 200 mg/dL was used to differentiate high glucose (HG… CONTINUE READING