Respiratory dysfunction in patients with sepsis: protective effect of diabetes mellitus.

@article{Yang2011RespiratoryDI,
  title={Respiratory dysfunction in patients with sepsis: protective effect of diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Yong Kui Yang and Zakir-Hussain Abdul Salam and Biauw Chi Ong and Kok Soong Yang},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={e41-7}
}
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a common complication in patients with diabetes mellitus. In a Western population, risk of respiratory dysfunction was lower in diabetic patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE To compare organ dysfunction, particularly respiratory dysfunction, between sepsis patients with and without diabetes mellitus in an Asian population. METHOD Hospital discharge data were collected for the period 2004 through 2008. Patients with sepsis, diabetes mellitus, and organ dysfunction were… CONTINUE READING