Moderate glucose control results in less negative nitrogen balances in medical intensive care unit patients: a randomized, controlled study

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INTRODUCTION Hyperglycemia and protein loss are common in critically ill patients. Insulin can be used to lower blood glucose and inhibit proteolysis. The impact of moderate insulin therapy on protein metabolism in critically ill patients has not been evaluated. We compared urinary nitrogen excretion, nitrogen balance, serum albumin concentrations… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc11299

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