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December 20, 2010

Glucose Control in Critically Ill Patients With Severe Sepsis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Critical Care Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologíia (Dr Ñamendys-Silva), Department of Critical Care Medicine (Dr Ñamendys-Silva and Rivero-Sigarroa) and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr Domínguez-Cherit), Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, and Department of Anesthesiology, The American British Cowdray Medical Center (Dr Hernández-Garay), Mexico City, Mexico.


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Arch Surg. 2010;145(12):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.259

We read with great interest the article by Blackburn and coworkers1 in the June 2010 issue of the Archives. In this article, they suggest that when administered in conjunction with early and adequate feeding, it is reasonable to provide exogenous insulin to achieve glucose values of less than 150 mg/dL (to convert to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.0555) for at least the first 3 days in critically ill patients.

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