Journal article

Early dysglycemia and mortality in traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage

Simone Pappacena, Michael Bailey, Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, Andrew Udy, David Pilcher, Paul Young, Rinaldo Bellomo

Minerva Anestesiologica | EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are the most common causes of severe acute brain injury in younger Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Dysglycemia (abnormal peak glycemia, glycemic variability, mean glycemia, nadir glycemia) is common in these patients but its comparative outcome associations are unclear. METHODS: In a retrospective, cross-sectional, study of adults admitted to Australian and New Zealand ICUs with TBI and SAH from 2005 to 2015, we studied the relationship between multiple aspects of early (first 24 hours) dysglycemia and mortality and compared TBI and SAH patients with the general ICU population and with each other. RESULTS: Among 6..

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