Title: Glucose metabolism and insulin therapy
Authors: Langouche, Lies ×
Van den Berghe, Greet #
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Series Title: Critical care clinics vol:22 issue:1 pages:119-29, vii
Abstract: Hyperglycemia is a common feature of the critically ill patient and has been associated with increased mortality. Maintaining normoglycemia with insulin therapy improves survival and reduces morbidity in surgical ICU patients, as shown by a large randomized controlled study. Prevention of glucose toxicity by strict glycemic control but also other metabolic and non-metabolic effects of insulin contribute to these clinical benefits.
ISSN: 0749-0704
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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