Relationship Between Hyperglycemia and Infection in Critically Ill Patients

@article{Butler2005RelationshipBH,
  title={Relationship Between Hyperglycemia and Infection in Critically Ill Patients},
  author={Simona O. Butler and Imad F. Btaiche and Cesar Alaniz},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={25}
}
Hyperglycemia is a common problem encountered in hospitalized patients, especially in critically ill patients and those with diabetes mellitus. Uncontrolled hyperglycemia may be associated with complications such as fluid and electrolyte disturbances and increased infection risk. Studies have demonstrated impairment of host defenses, including decreased polymorphonuclear leukocyte mobilization, chemotaxis, and phagocytic activity related to hyperglycemia. Until 2001, hyperglycemia (blood… 

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