Medpage Today - "Metabolic Focus Helps with Critically Ill"

 – May 6, 2013  –– 

In a single-center study, protocol-based metabolic care significantly lowered mean blood glucose (P=0.017) and was associated with low rates of hypoglycemia, Rifka Schulman, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues reported during a late-breaking trials session at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting. "We were able to improve median blood sugars ... and at the same time actually decrease the prevalence of hypoglycemia and glycemic variability," said Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, of Mount Sinai and a co-author of the paper. Learn more