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Early change in blood glucose concentration is an indicator of mortality in critically ill children.

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OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycaemia is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. A number of studies have highlighted an association between increased variability of blood glucose (BG) concentration and mortality, supporting a survival disadvantage if BG homeostasis is lost. By exploring the longitudinal BG profile of individual children over time, this study investigates the importance of intact homeostasis early after admission to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESI...

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10.1007/s00134-012-2738-2

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Journal:
Intensive care medicine More from this journal
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
123-128
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1432-1238
ISSN:
0342-4642
Language:
English
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pubs:395268
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uuid:b6c28f34-83cd-472c-a6aa-4beb955c3c63
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pubs:395268
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395268
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2013-11-16

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