Hyperglycemia and outcomes in patients with sepsis

Kenneth Nugent, Hawa Edriss, Kavitha Selvan


van Vught and coworkers studied the relationship between admission glucose levels greater than 70 mg/dL and outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis (1). This study included 987 patients; the distribution of admission glucose values measured in the time frame of 4 h before admission to 4 h after admission included 519 patients with euglycemia (71–140 mg/dL), 267 patients with mild hyperglycemia (140–199 mg/dL), and 201 patients with severe hyperglycemia (≥200 mg/dL).

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