Journal article

Prior exposure to hyperglycaemia attenuates the relationship between glycaemic variability during critical illness and mortality

Mark P Plummer, Mark E Finnis, Matthew Horsfall, Marleesa Ly, Palash Kar, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Adam M Deane

Critical Care and Resuscitation | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was to determine the impact of prior exposure to hyperglycaemia on the association between glycaemic variability during critical illness and mortality. Our secondary objectives included evaluating the relationships between prior hyperglycaemia and hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia during critical illness and mortality. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A single-centre, retrospective, observational study in a tertiary intensive care unit. Patients admitted to the ICU between 1 September 2011 and 30 June 2015, with diabetes recorded using ICD-10-AM coding or a glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level of ≥ 6.5%, were stratified by prior hyperglycaemic level (HbA1c 8.5%). MAIN O..

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