NICE-SUGAR: the end of a sweet dream?

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NICE-SUGAR: the end of a sweet dream?

Crit Care. 2009 May 14;13(3):143

Authors: Preiser JC

ABSTRACT: The results of the NICE-SUGAR (Normoglycaemia in Intensive Care Evaluation Survival Using Glucose Algorithm Regulation) trial were released last March. The primary outcome variable, 90-day mortality, was actually increased in patients randomly assigned to intensive insulin therapy, as compared with an intermediate target range for blood glucose. These findings, reflecting data collected in a set of more than 6,000 patients, clearly refute the external validity of tight glucose control. Future research will probably focus on several questions raised by the divergent results reported from investigations in the field of glucose control in the critically ill.

PMID: 19490594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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