Objectives: Glycemic variability increases oxidative stress and may trigger the inflammation and coagulation cascades. Variability may be associated with increase morbidity and mortality in ICU patients. We analyzed glycemic variability after major surgery in diabetic (DM) and non-diabetic (NDM) patients using an automated intravenous blood glucose monitor (IVBG).
Mraovic, MD, Boris; Hipszer, MD, Brian; Grunwald, MD, Zvi; Gratch, DO, David; Yeo, MD, Charles J.; Lessin, RN, Jennifer; O'Malley, RN, Kathleen; Gulino, MD, Angela; Simpson, MEng, Peter; and Joseph, Jeffrey, "Postoperative glycemic variability in diabetic and non diabetic patients" (2011). Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Papers. Paper 15.