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Glucose control critically ill

Sarah J Beesley, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Michael J Lanspa
In a recently published issue of Critical Care Medicine, Kar and colleagues investigated glucose management of critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes. In this commentary, we discuss the challenges of investigating glucose control in the critically ill, why so many internally valid studies in this field lead to conflicting results, and the obstacles preventing investigators from reaching a conclusive answer.
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Manasi Hulyalkar, Stephen J Gleich, Rahul Kashyap, Amelia Barwise, Harsheen Kaur, Yue Dong, Lei Fan, Srinivas Murthy, Grace M Arteaga, Sandeep Tripathi
Increasing process complexity in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) can lead to information overload resulting in missing pertinent information and potential errors during morning rounds. An efficient model using a novel electronic rounding tool was designed as part of a broader critical care decision support system-checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury in pediatrics (CERTAINp). We aimed to evaluate its impact on improving the process of care during rounding. Prospective pre- and post-interventional data included: team performance baseline assessment, patient safety discussion, guideline adherence, rounding time, and a survey of Residents' and Nurses' perception using a Likert scale...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Seokha Yoo, Ho-Jin Lee, Hannah Lee, Ho-Geol Ryu
BACKGROUND: Glucose control can be difficult in the intraoperative and immediate postoperative period of liver transplantation. Hyperglycemia and glucose variability have been associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. We performed a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that perioperative glucose levels represented by time-weighted average glucose levels and glucose variability are independently associated with the incidence of postoperative AKI in patients undergoing liver transplantation...
October 4, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
R Barazzoni, N E P Deutz, G Biolo, S Bischoff, Y Boirie, T Cederholm, C Cuerda, N Delzenne, M Leon Sanz, O Ljungqvist, M Muscaritoli, C Pichard, J C Preiser, P Sbraccia, P Singer, L Tappy, B Thorens, A Van Gossum, R Vettor, P C Calder
Growing evidence underscores the important role of glycemic control in health and recovery from illness. Carbohydrate ingestion in the diet or administration in nutritional support is mandatory, but carbohydrate intake can adversely affect major body organs and tissues if resulting plasma glucose becomes too high, too low, or highly variable. Plasma glucose control is especially important for patients with conditions such as diabetes or metabolic stress resulting from critical illness or surgery. These patients are particularly in need of glycemic management to help lessen glycemic variability and its negative health consequences when nutritional support is administered...
September 19, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Tomoaki Yatabe, Shigeaki Inoue, Masahiko Sakaguchi, Moritoki Egi
PURPOSE: The optimal target blood glucose concentration for acute glycemic control remains unclear because few studies have directly compared 144-180 with 110-144 or >180 mg/dL. Accordingly, we performed a network meta-analysis to compare four different target blood glucose levels (<110, 110-144, 144-180, and >180 mg/dL) in terms of the benefit and risk of insulin therapy. METHODS: We included all of the studies from three systematic reviews and searched the PubMed and Cochrane databases for other studies investigating glucose targets among critically ill patients...
September 29, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
S N Narla, M Jones, K L Hermayer, Y Zhu
Maintaining blood glucose concentration within an acceptable range is a goal for patients with diabetes mellitus. Point-of-care glucose meters initially designed for home self-monitoring in patients with diabetes have been widely used in the hospital settings because of ease of use and quick reporting of blood glucose information. They are not only utilized for the general inpatient population but also for critically ill patients. Many factors affect the accuracy of point-of-care glucose testing, particularly in critical care settings...
2016: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
Tomohide Yamada, Nobuhiro Shojima, Hisashi Noma, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Takashi Kadowaki
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether tight glycemic control is warranted in all critically ill adults. We employed network meta-analysis to examine the risk of mortality and hypoglycemia associated with different glycemic control targets in critically ill adults. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to 2016 for randomized controlled trials comparing various insulin regimens in critically ill adults with hyperglycemia. Two reviewers independently extracted information and evaluated quality with the Cochrane risk-of-bias tool...
September 16, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Nora Luethi, Luca Cioccari, Marco Crisman, Rinaldo Bellomo, Glenn M Eastwood, Johan Mårtensson
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether liberal glucose control in critically ill diabetic patients leads to increased ketone production and ketoacidosis. Therefore, we aimed to assess the prevalence of ketosis, ketonuria and ketoacidosis in critically ill diabetic patients treated in accordance with a liberal glycemic control protocol. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational cohort study of 60 critically ill diabetic patients with blood and/or urine ketone bodies tested in ICU...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Joseph Aloi, Bruce W Bode, Jagdeesh Ullal, Paul Chidester, Raymie S McFarland, Amy E Bedingfield, Melanie Mabrey, Robby Booth, April Mumpower, Amisha Wallia
BACKGROUND: American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines recommend a basal bolus correction insulin regimen as the preferred method of treatment for non-critically ill hospitalized patients. However, achieving ADA glucose targets safely, without hypoglycemia, is challenging. In this study we evaluated the safety and efficacy of basal bolus subcutaneous (SubQ) insulin therapy managed by providers compared to a nurse-directed Electronic Glycemic Management System (eGMS). METHOD: This retrospective crossover study evaluated 993 non-ICU patients treated with subcutaneous basal bolus insulin therapy managed by a provider compared to an eGMS...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Marianne J Chapman, Adam M Deane, Stephanie L O'Connor, Nam Q Nguyen, Robert J L Fraser, Duncan B Richards, Kimberley E Hacquoil, Lakshmi S Vasist Johnson, Matthew E Barton, George E Dukes
BACKGROUND: The promotility agents currently available to treat gastroparesis and feed intolerance in the critically ill are limited by adverse effects. The aim of this study was to assess the pharmacodynamic effects and pharmacokinetics of single doses of the novel gastric promotility agent motilin agonist camicinal (GSK962040) in critically ill feed-intolerant patients. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, study was performed in mechanically ventilated feed-intolerant patients [median age 55 (19-84), 73 % male, APACHE II score 18 (5-37) with a gastric residual volume ≥200 mL]...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Nam K Tran, Zachary R Godwin, Amanda N Steele, Steven E Wolf, Tina L Palmieri
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical impact of an accurate autocorrecting blood glucose monitoring system in children with severe burns. Blood glucose monitoring system accuracy is essential for providing appropriate intensive insulin therapy and achieving tight glycemic control in critically ill patients. Unfortunately, few comparison studies have been performed to evaluate the clinical impact of accurate blood glucose monitoring system monitoring in the high-risk pediatric burn population...
September 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Tobias Wollersheim, Lilian Jo Engelhardt, Jeanne Pachulla, Rudolf Moergeli, Susanne Koch, Claudia Spies, Michael Hiesmayr, Steffen Weber-Carstens
BACKGROUND: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has not yet been implemented in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate reliability, feasibility, nurse acceptance and accuracy of the Medtronic Sentrino(®) CGM system in critically ill patients. METHODS: Sensors were inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the patient's thigh, quantifying interstitial glucose concentration for up to 72 h per sensor. Reliability and feasibility analysis included frequency of data display, data gaps and reasons for sensor removal...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Kateřina Jiroutková, Adéla Krajčová, Jakub Žiak, Michal Fric, Jan Gojda, Valér Džupa, Martin Kalous, Jana Tůmová, Jan Trnka, František Duška
BACKGROUND: Functional mitochondria in skeletal muscle of patients with protracted critical illness and intensive care unit-acquired weakness are depleted, but remaining mitochondria have increased functional capacities of respiratory complexes II and III. This can be an adaptation to relative abundancy of fatty acid over glucose caused by insulin resistance. We hypothesized that the capacity of muscle mitochondria to oxidize fatty acid is increased in protracted critical illness. METHODS: We assessed fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and mitochondrial functional indices in vitro by using extracellular flux analysis in cultured myotubes obtained by isolating and culturing satellite cells from vastus lateralis muscle biopsy samples from patients with ICU-acquired weakness (n = 6) and age-matched healthy controls (n = 7)...
June 29, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Anna M Friis, Malcolm H Johnson, Richard G Cutfield, Nathan S Consedine
OBJECTIVE: Mood difficulties are common among patients with diabetes and are linked to poor blood glucose control and increased complications. Evidence on psychological treatments that improve both mood and metabolic outcomes is limited. Greater self-compassion predicts better mental and physical health in both healthy and chronically ill populations. Thus, the purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the effects of self-compassion training on mood and metabolic outcomes among patients with diabetes...
June 22, 2016: Diabetes Care
Monika Pischetsrieder, Sabrina Gensberger-Reigl, Lisa Atzenbeck, Ingrid Weigel
Carbohydrate degradation products are formed during heat sterilization in drugs containing (poly-)glucose as osmotic agents. Given this situation, peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDFs) and infusion fluids are of particular clinical relevance, because these drugs deliver process contaminants either over a longer period or directly into the circulation of patients who are critically ill. For the development of suitable mitigation strategies, it is important to understand the reaction mechanisms of carbohydrate degradation during sterilization and how the resulting products interact with physiological targets at the molecular level...
June 16, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
Emily J McCleary, Sharla Tajchman
The safety of parenteral nutrition (PN) administration in critically ill patients has been the subject of much controversy. Historically, PN administration has been associated with an increased risk of bacterial and fungal infections, leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Much of the data showing increased infectious complications compared with either no nutrition or enteral nutrition was derived from early studies conducted in the 1980s-2000s. Poor glucose control and hyperalimentation are confounding factors in many early studies, making it difficult to determine the true PN infection risks...
August 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Palash Kar, Mark P Plummer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alicia J Jenkins, Andrzej S Januszewski, Marianne J Chapman, Karen L Jones, Michael Horowitz, Adam M Deane
OBJECTIVES: The optimal blood glucose target in critically ill patients with preexisting diabetes and chronic hyperglycemia is unknown. In such patients, we aimed to determine whether a " liberal" approach to glycemic control would reduce hypoglycemia and glycemic variability and appear safe. DESIGN: Prospective, open-label, sequential-period exploratory study. SETTING: Medical-surgical ICU. PATIENTS: During sequential 6-month periods, we studied 83 patients with preexisting type 2 diabetes and chronic hyperglycemia (glycated hemoglobin, ≥ 7...
September 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Mette M Berger, Olivier Pantet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After major progress in the 1980s of burn resuscitation resulting, the last years' research has focused on modulation of metabolic response and optimization of substrate utilization. The persisting variability of clinical practice is confirmed and results in difficult comparisons between burn centers. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research explores intracellular mechanisms of the massive metabolic turmoil observed after burns: very early alterations at the mitochondrial level largely explain the hypermetabolic response, with a diminished coupling of oxygen consumption and ATP production...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
P V Sai Saran, Shakti Bedanta Mishra, Pralay Shankar Ghosh, Afzal Azim
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April 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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