Intensive insulin in intensive care.

  title={Intensive insulin in intensive care.},
  author={Atul Malhotra},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={354 5},
Among the critically ill, elevations in blood glucose, a marker previously ignored or described as adaptive, became a major therapeutic target after a 2001 study indicated a mortality benefit of intensive insulin therapy among patients in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU).1 Concern has arisen about that study because of the relatively high mortality in relation to the severity of illness among patients in the control group; the frequent administration of parenteral calories to critically ill… CONTINUE READING
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