Reducing glycemic variability in intensive care unit patients: a new therapeutic target?

@article{Egi2009ReducingGV,
  title={Reducing glycemic variability in intensive care unit patients: a new therapeutic target?},
  author={Moritoki Egi and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Journal of diabetes science and technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={1302-8}
}
Acute hyperglycemia is common in critically ill patients. Strict control of blood glucose (BG) concentration has been considered important because hyperglycemia is associated independently with increased intensive care unit mortality. After intensive insulin therapy was reported to reduce mortality in selected surgical critically ill patients, lowering of BG levels was recommended as a means of improving patient outcomes. However, a large multicenter multination study has found that intensive… CONTINUE READING