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Blood glucose target levels for critically ill adult patients

  1. Stephan C Kettner1,*,
  2. Reinhard Hahn1,
  3. Alois Gessl2,
  4. Harald Herkner3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005366.pub2


How to Cite

Kettner SC, Hahn R, Gessl A, Herkner H. Blood glucose target levels for critically ill adult patients (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD005366. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005366.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital Vienna, Department of Anaesthesia, General Intensive Care and Pain Control, Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Endocrinology, Vienna, Austria

  3. 3

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vienna, Austria

*Stephan C Kettner, Department of Anaesthesia, General Intensive Care and Pain Control, Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Vienna, A-1090, Austria. stephan.kettner@meduniwien.ac.at.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this systematic review is to assess the effects of maintenance of blood glucose within defined target levels, relative to usual care or defined higher target levels, on mortality and morbidity in adult patients receiving intensive care.

As secondary objectives, we will examine whether these effects are modified by target glucose levels; underlying conditions; dose and route of insulin; glucose level, nutrition, co-medication; and structure of the protocol. We will also investigate the robustness of our estimates by performing sensitivity analyses according to risk of bias and methods of glucose measurement.