Poor glycemic control is associated with increased mortality in critically ill trauma patients.

@article{Gale2007PoorGC,
  title={Poor glycemic control is associated with increased mortality in critically ill trauma patients.},
  author={Stephen Gale and Corinna P. Sicoutris and Patrick M. Reilly and Charles William Schwab and Vicente H. Gracias},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={454-60}
}
Glycemic control improves outcome in cardiac surgical patients and after myocardial infarction or stroke. Hyperglycemic predicts poor outcome in trauma, but currently no data exist on the effect of glycemic control in critically ill trauma patients. In our intensive care unit (ICU), we use a subcutaneous sliding scale insulin protocol to achieve glucose levels <140 mg/dL. We hypothesized that aggressive glycemic control would be associated with improved outcome in critically ill trauma patients… CONTINUE READING

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