Journal article

Glycaemic control targets after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jeroen Hermanides, Mark P Plummer, Mark Finnis, Adam M Deane, Jonathan P Coles, David K Menon

Critical Care | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Optimal glycaemic targets in traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing intensive with conventional glycaemic control in TBI requiring admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to November 2016. Outcomes of interest included ICU and in-hospital mortality, poor neurological outcome, the incidence of hypoglycaemia and infective complications. Data were analysed by pairwise random effects models with secondary analysis of differing levels of conventional glycaemic control. RES..

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