Risk of postoperative hypoglycemia in cardiovascular surgical patients receiving computer-based versus paper-based insulin therapy.

@article{Crockett2012RiskOP,
  title={Risk of postoperative hypoglycemia in cardiovascular surgical patients receiving computer-based versus paper-based insulin therapy.},
  author={Samuel E Crockett and Jorge Suarez-Cavelier and Kevin D Accola and Lori A Hadas and Darcey L Harnage and Paul R. Garrett and Kathy A Butler and Zuber D. Mulla},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={529-37}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of replacing a paper-based protocol with a computer-guided glucose management system (CGMS) for the treatment of postoperative hyperglycemia in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). METHODS With use of a before-and-after analysis, adult patients (≥18 years) discharged from the CVICU and treated with the paper protocol were compared with patients discharged from the CVICU and treated with the CGMS. Of the 1,648 patients analyzed, 991 were… CONTINUE READING

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