Journal article

Survivors of Intensive Care With Type 2 Diabetes and the Effect of Shared-Care Follow-Up Clinics The SWEET-AS Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Liza K Phillips, Mary G White, Jeffrey Presneill, Michael Horowitz, Adam M Deane

CHEST Journal | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Follow-up clinics after ICU admission have demonstrated limited benefit. However, existing trials have evaluated heterogeneous cohorts and used physicians who had limited training in outpatient care. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the effects of a "shared-care" intensivist-endocrinologist clinic for ICU survivors with type 2 diabetes on process measures and clinical outcomes 6 months after hospital discharge, and is it feasible to conduct a larger trial? STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, single-center pilot study with blinded outcome assessment. Patients with type 2 diabetes, who required ≥ 5 days of ICU care (mixed medical-surgical ICU) and survived to I..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grant funding from the Intensive Care Foundation. Y. A. was supported by a Royal Adelaide Hospital A. R. Clarkson Scholarship. L. K. P. was supported by a Royal Adelaide Hospital Early Career Fellowship. A. M. D. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship.