Journal article

Stress hyperglycaemia in critically ill patients and the subsequent risk of diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Palash Kar, Mark E Finnis, Liza K Phillips, Mark P Plummer, Jonathan E Shaw, Michael Horowitz, Adam M Deane

Critical Care | BMC | Published : 2016


BACKGROUND: Hyperglycaemia occurs frequently in critically ill patients without diabetes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether this 'stress hyperglycaemia' identifies survivors of critical illness at increased risk of subsequently developing diabetes. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and Embase databases from their inception to February 2016. We included observational studies evaluating adults admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) who developed stress hyperglycaemia if the researchers reported incident diabetes or prediabetes diagnosed ≥3 months after hospital discharge. Two reviewers independently screened the titles and abstracts of identified studies ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

YA and PK are supported by the Royal Adelaide Hospital A.R. Clarkson Scholarship. LKP is supported by a Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Early Career Fellowship. AMD is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. The funding bodies played no role in the design of the study, analysis of data or writing of the manuscript.