Insulin therapy and in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Pittas2006InsulinTA,
  title={Insulin therapy and in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Anastassios G. Pittas and Richard D. Siegel and Joseph Lau},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={164-72}
}
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia is common in critically ill hospitalized patients and has been associated with adverse outcomes, including increased mortality. In this review, we examine the effect of insulin therapy on mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS We updated our previous systematic review and meta-analysis to include recently published trials that report data on the effect of insulin therapy initiated during hospitalization on mortality in adult patients with a critical illness. We… CONTINUE READING

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