Navigation Links
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risks in the ICU
Date:3/24/2009

percent," Finfer said. Overall, 24.9 percent of those whose blood sugar was controlled by conventional means died within 90 days compared with 27.5 percent of those who were given intensive infusions -- about a one-tenth rise. The percentage of people who experienced hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, was also higher in the intensely treated group compared with the conventional care group.

The findings reveal that the current practice of intensively lowering blood glucose increases the risk of death among patients in the ICU, Finfer said.

"International guidelines should be revised to reflect this new evidence," he said. "Many professional organizations recommend very tight glucose control for ICU patients. They will now need to take this new evidence into consideration and adjust their recommendations accordingly."

Dr. Silvio E. Inzucchi, a professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and author of an accompanying journal editorial, believes the findings might change clinical practice in the ICU.

The study "raises a big question mark about intensive blood sugar control in intensive care patients," Inzucchi said. "We used to think that keeping the sugar levels in the normal range was a good thing. This study says the opposite. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

Sugar control "should be good in the hospital," he said. "It just need not be super tight."

For their part, the ADA and AACE stress that doctors must still closely monitor and manage the blood sugar levels of very ill patients.

The findings "should not lead to an abandonment of the concept of good glucose management in the hospital setting," the groups said in their joint statement. They also pointed out that the study compared outcomes for patients receiving either very strict glucose control or, in the conventional treatment arm, less strict but still well-controlled blood sugar management.

ADA an
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Acupuncturists Relocation Tightens Relationship With Fertility Clinic
2. Prominent Farmington Plastic Surgeon Uses Two New Non-Surgical Procedures to Tighten Skin and Remove Fat
3. Tighter tummies: A new way to combat weight gain
4. Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms
5. New approach to cancer: Find most tightly controlled genes
6. USCIS Tightens Vaccination Requirements
7. No Need to Forego Nutrition in Tight Economic Times
8. Accent Dual Mode Skin Tightening Laser is Latest Offering from Juva Skin Center
9. Healthy Eating and Good Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand in Tight Economic Times
10. A better mesh: Researchers tighten bodys protective coating
11. Health and Wellness Programs in a Tight Economy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risks in the ICU
(Date:8/29/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts may be at heightened ... human immune systems, a new study suggests. That ... to asteroids, the moon and Mars undertaken in the ... space can be dangerous, NASA researchers say. They ... blood of International Space Station crew members remains relatively ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking ... treatment later, an expert says. A bunion is a ... when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends ... can cause debilitating pain and may require surgery to correct, ... Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. To prevent bunions, avoid ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... an innovator in hearing wellness solutions, is on its ... Sept. 15-17 at the San Diego Convention Center to ... for those who work in high-noise industrial environments. Etymotic’s ... among the hottest wearable technology devices at the show. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 LiveOps, Inc., ... service solutions, today announced that LiveOps has been selected ... Association's (MDA) Show of Strength Telethon for the third ... raises money and awareness to support MDA’s mission to ... aggressive and sometimes fatal muscle disease. This year’s program ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer ... good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality ... The study included 70 men, with a median age ... cancer. Poor understanding of the disease was associated ... less confidence that the treatment would be effective, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems 2Health News:Take Steps to Control Bunions 2Health News:Etymotic’s Safe Listening Earphones and Earplugs Headed For The 2014 NSC Safety Expo 2Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 2Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 3Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 4Health News:Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy 2
... A new study published in the April issue of ... important role in the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza ... "Working in the emergency room is very stressful and physicians ... of cardiothoracic imaging in the Department of Radiology at Tel ...
... with heart attack, heart failure who didn,t undergo angioplasty ... 22 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-clotting drug Plavix is ... in patients with heart failure and heart attack who ... is a procedure to open blocked arteries. , Danish ...
... ... founder and sports mental trainer, Dan Vitchoff to help him prepare for the ISSF World ... Vitchoff and other experts to help him "train smart". The result for Richmond was the ... ...
... More attention should be paid to early memory loss, ... Memory and thinking skills can deteriorate quickly in people ... says a new study. , "These results show that ... Alzheimer,s disease is diagnosed, when people are just starting ...
... that chronic wounds might have trouble healing because of the actions ... as RNA. The Ohio State University researchers discovered in a ... blood flow lowers the production of a protein that is needed ... In a parallel experiment using human skin cells, the ...
... , State Legislators Vow to Protect Citizens from ObamaCare , ... , , ... ... WASHINGTON , March 22 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chest X-rays can help predict which H1N1 patients are at greatest risk 2Health News:Plavix Can Help Cut Death Risk in Certain Heart Patients 2Health News:PA Hypnosis Center Uses 'Smart Training' Sports Psychology for Gold Medal Success 2Health News:PA Hypnosis Center Uses 'Smart Training' Sports Psychology for Gold Medal Success 3Health News:Brain Function May Drop Quickly Before Alzheimer's 2Health News:Secret to healing chronic wounds might lie in tiny pieces of silent RNA 2Health News:Secret to healing chronic wounds might lie in tiny pieces of silent RNA 3Health News:Texas is 39th State to Defend Health Care Choice 2Health News:Texas is 39th State to Defend Health Care Choice 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. The Central Nervous System ... segments of pharmaceuticals industry. The numbers of CNS disorders have ... unable to meet the market requirements. There has been steady ... over the past two decades. The market for CNS therapies ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ... the District of New Jersey ... against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ... that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both valid and ... its generic product until the expiration of that patent ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS ... release its financial results for the fiscal 2014 fourth ... trading ends on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. ... p.m. U.S. EDT on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (Wednesday, ... Company,s financial results, commercial partnerships, and future outlook.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US CNS Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014 2District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2Unilife Corporation to Announce Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2
... , June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... announced today that it,will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders ... Beijing Time. The meeting will be held concurrently at No. 39,Shangdi ... 6 Temple Street, St.,John,s, Antigua . All shareholders of record ...
... The chairman of the U.S. bishops, Committee on Pro-Life Activities ... over its move toward approving a new drug that may induce ... letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg , Commissioner of the ... criticized the FDA,s move to hold an advisory committee meeting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac Schedules 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2Sinovac Schedules 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 3Pro-Life Chair Voices 'Grave Concern' over FDA Plan to Approve Abortion Drug for 'Emergency Contraception' 2Pro-Life Chair Voices 'Grave Concern' over FDA Plan to Approve Abortion Drug for 'Emergency Contraception' 3Pro-Life Chair Voices 'Grave Concern' over FDA Plan to Approve Abortion Drug for 'Emergency Contraception' 4
... The IMMULITE 2000, a continuous ... throughput of 200 tests per hour, ... efficiency and consolidation in medium- and ... package, with its self-explanatory graphical user ...
AIA - Nex.IA immunoassay analyzer state of the art automation and flexibility for high throughput immunoassay testing...
The FastPack system is a state of the art, lab quality immunoassay system designed for rapid results. The FastPack system delivers lab-quality sensitivity at a fraction of the cost of laboratory....
... The Vitros 950 provides ... the needs of high volume ... of up to 900 results ... can store and perform the ...
Medicine Products: