Predictive value of admission blood glucose level on short-term mortality in acute cerebral ischemia.

@article{Nardi2012PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of admission blood glucose level on short-term mortality in acute cerebral ischemia.},
  author={Katiuscia Nardi and Paolo Milia and Paolo Eusebi and Maurizio Paciaroni and Valeria Caso and Giancarlo Agnelli},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={70-6}
}
BACKGROUND Admission hyperglycemia increases the risk of death in patients with acute stroke. However, the most appropriate cut-off of glucose level indicating an increased risk of short-term mortality remains unknown. PURPOSE AND METHODS We aimed at establishing the optimum cut-offs of several variables (including admission blood glucose levels) predicting case-fatality (72hours, 7days) and unfavorable outcome [modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score 5-6 at 7 days] in consecutive first-ever acute… CONTINUE READING