Intensive versus conventional insulin therapy in critically ill neurologic patients.

@article{Green2010IntensiveVC,
  title={Intensive versus conventional insulin therapy in critically ill neurologic patients.},
  author={Deborah M. Green and Kristine H O'Phelan and Sarice L Bassin and Cherylee W J Chang and Tracy S Stern and Susan M. Asai},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={299-306}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies of glycemic control in non-neurologic ICU patients have shown conflicting results. The purpose was to investigate whether intensive insulin therapy (IIT) to keep blood glucose levels from 80 to 110 mg/dl or conventional treatment to keep levels less than 151 mg/dl was associated with a reduction of mortality and improved functional outcome in critically ill neurologic patients. METHODS Within 24 h of ICU admission, mechanically ventilated adult neurologic patients… CONTINUE READING

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