Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.113, No.10, p.616–619, 2012
|Title: Euglycemic state reduces the incidence of critical illness polyneuropathy and duration of ventilator dependency in medical intensive care unit|
|Author: H. Mikaeili, M. Yazdchi, F. Barazandeh, K. Ansarin|
Objective: To examine the effect of euglycemic blood glucose control with normal insulin therapy on the incidence of critical illness polyneuropathy and duration of mechanical ventilation compared to that of conventional insulin therapy in a medical ICU.
Results: The mean blood glucose levels were 131.76 ± 40.15 mg/dL in group N and 169.87 ± 50.66 mg/dL in group C (p < 0.001).
Patients in group N were on mechanical ventilation for significantly less time than those in group C (p = 0.04).
The diagnosis of CIP was significantly more frequent in group C than in group N (p = 0.01).
|Keywords: blood glucose, insulin, euglycemic, critical illness polyneuropathy, ventilator, intensive care unit.|
|Year: 2012, Volume: 113, Issue: 10||Page From: 616, Page To: 619|