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Personalised care to improve glycaemic control in critically ill patients

2018 08 Aug

Hyperglycaemia is prevalent in critical care, caused by a complex interaction of multiple feedback loops associated with inflammation as a result of immune responses, counter-regulatory responses, and high blood glucose itself. However, glycaemic control (GC) currently leads to increased hypoglycaemia, independently associated with a greater risk... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more

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Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

2018 16 Mar

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose control in the ICU: some clinicians maintain that glucose control is unnecessary and harmful, while others claim that blood glucose control is essential to improve prognosis. 1-3 Those who favour liberal glycaemic control assert that hyperglycaemia is simply a beneficial adaptation... Read more

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Sphere Medical Presents Glycaemic Control Practice Survey at Intensive Care Society Meeting

2017 02 Feb

Study involving Intensivists from 90 ICUs in northwest Europe confirms significant variability in glycaemic control practices  Sphere Medical , an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has recently presented at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting and published a scientific poster discussing,... Read more

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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