Paul Maggio

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  • Mean glucose values predict trauma patient mortality JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE Wahl, W. L., Taddonio, M., Maggio, P. M., Arbabi, S., Hemmila, M. R. 2008; 65 (1): 42-47


    Tight glycemic control in a mixed surgical intensive care unit patient population has been associated with improved survival. We postulated targeted therapy to achieve glucose levels <140 mg/dL would reduce infectious complications and mortality in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).Adult trauma patients admitted to our American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center ICU from July 2004 through June 30, 2006 were studied. Insulin therapy was instituted for ICU patients admitted after July 1, 2005 with glucose >140 mg/dL. Data on infections and all glucose values were collected. Multivariate analysis adjusting for age, Injury Severity Score, Glasgow Coma Scale Score, admit blood pressure, and intubation status was performed.Five thirty-one ICU patients were admitted with a mean Injury Severity Score of 23 +/- 13 and mean age of 45 years +/- 19 years. The admission, mean, and maximum glucoses were 141, 129, and 192 respectively. In multivariate analyses, increases in all three glucose values were associated with a significantly higher mortality, with the best model achieved using mean glucose with a receiver operating curve of 0.90. For mean glucose categories of >200 mg/dL, 141 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL, and

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