Reliability of point-of-care testing for glucose measurement in critically ill adults.

@article{Kanji2005ReliabilityOP,
  title={Reliability of point-of-care testing for glucose measurement in critically ill adults.},
  author={Salmaan Kanji and Jennifer Buffie and Brian Hutton and Peter S Bunting and Avinder Singh and Kevin McDonald and Dean Fergusson and Lauralyn McIntyre and Paul C. H{\'e}bert},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={2778-85}
}
BACKGROUND Glycemic control is increasingly being recognized as a priority in the treatment of critically ill patients. Titration and monitoring of insulin infusions involve frequent blood glucose measurement to achieve target glucose ranges and prevent adverse events related to hypoglycemia. Therefore, it is imperative that bedside glucose testing methods be safe and accurate. OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy and clinical impact of three common methods of bedside point-of-care testing for… CONTINUE READING
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