Journal article

Hyperglycemia and the outcome of pediatric cardiac surgery patients requiring peritoneal dialysis

M Egi, H Morimatsu, Y Toda, T Matsusaki, S Suzuki, K Shimizu, T Iwasaki, M Takeuchi, R Bellomo, K Morita

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the nature of the association between glycemia and ICU mortality in pediatric cardiac surgery patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in the ICU of a tertiary hospital involving forty pediatric cardiac surgery patients treated with PD. We selected patients requiring PD, extracted glucose measurements and nutritional intake data during ICU stay and calculated mean and maximum blood glucose values i) during ICU stay; ii) during dependence on PD; and iii) during independence from PD. We statistically assessed the relationship between glycemia-related variables and ICU mortality. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: Twenty..

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