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ICU Management

Blood glucose targets: time to think again?

2018 14 Nov

A rethink of blood glucose targets in critically ill patients is needed, according to James S. Krinsley, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine, Stamford Hospital, writing in an editorial in Chest . Krinsley outlines the take-home points from the observational multicentre study by Hersh et al. that analysed outcomes for 1895 medical and surgical cardiac... Read more

ICU Management

Does Tight Glycaemic Control Benefit Critically Ill Children?

2017 31 Jan

Critically ill children with hyperglycaemia did not benefit from tight glycaemic control targetted to a blood glucose level of 80 to 110 mg per decilitre, as compared with a level of 150 to 180 mg per decilitre, according to results of a multicentre trial reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial was stopped early, on the recommendation... Read more