Insulin therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Verbruggen2007InsulinTI,
  title={Insulin therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={S C A T Verbruggen and K F M Joosten and Luis Ortigosa del Castillo and Johannes B van Goudoever},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          677-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hyperglycemia is a major risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit. Insulin therapy has emerged in adult intensive care units and several pediatric studies are currently being conducted. This review discusses hyperglycemia and the effects of insulin on metabolic and non-metabolic pathways, with a focus on pediatric critical illness. METHODS A PubMed search was performed by using the following keywords and limits (("hyperglycemia"[MeSH terms… CONTINUE READING
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