Reduction of surgical mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients undergoing cardiac surgery with a combined intravenous and subcutaneous insulin glucose management strategy.

@article{Schmeltz2007ReductionOS,
  title={Reduction of surgical mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients undergoing cardiac surgery with a combined intravenous and subcutaneous insulin glucose management strategy.},
  author={Lowell R. Schmeltz and Anthony J DeSantis and Vinaya Thiyagarajan and Kathleen Schmidt and Eileen O'Shea-Mahler and Diana H Johnson and Joseph A. Henske and P Mccarthy and Thomas G. Gleason and Edwin C. McGee and Mark E Molitch},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={823-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if glucose management in postcardiothoracic surgery patients with a combined intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous (SC) insulin regimen reduces mortality and morbidity in patients with diabetes and stress-induced hyperglycemia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Retrospective review of 614 consecutive patients who underwent cardiothoracic (CT) surgery in 2005 was performed to evaluate the incidence and treatment of postoperative hyperglycemia and operative morbidity and mortality… CONTINUE READING
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