Search Tag: hypoglycaemia

ICU Management


2023 03 Oct

Randomised, controlled trials conducted in ICUs show mixed results regarding the benefits and risks of tight blood glucose control. This inconsistency in findings may be attributed to differences in the administration of early parenteral nutrition and the occurrence of insulin-induced severe hypoglycaemia.   In this study, patients admitted to...Read more

ICU Management


2023 19 Apr

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that is becoming increasingly common in the general population. An estimated 537 million people worldwide have DM. Its prevalence is expected to increase to 700 million by 2045. Approximately 1 in 11 adults in Europe have DM, roughly 61 million individuals.   Patients with diabetes account for 15% of...Read more

ICU Management


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