Dextrose infusion and glucose disorders in people without diabetes hospitalized in general wards.
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Nov;102(2):e35-7
Authors: Feldman-Billard S, Joubert M, Reznik Y
We measured fasting plasma glucose (FPG) on a single day in all persons without diabetes history admitted in general wards (N=1922). After age and length of stay adjustment, dextrose infusion was associated with a 3-fold increase (p<0.001) of hospital-related hyperglycemia (FPG ≥ 7 mmol/l), highlighting the need to interpret glucose disorders cautiously.
PMID: 24075065 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]