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Adherence, Efficacy and Safety of an Insulin Protocol in the Critically Ill: A Prospective Observational Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00288743
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
There is a growing body of evidence in the literature regarding the adverse effects of hyperglycemia in critically ill patients. To target and maintain better blood glucose regulation we implemented an insulin protocol with target blood glucose levels between 81-110 mg/dL.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Critically Ill Patients Drug: to implement an insulin protocol with target blood glucose levels between 81-110 mg/dL. Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adherence, Efficacy and Safety of an Insulin Protocol in the Critically Ill: A Prospective Observational Study
Study Start Date : September 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Sugar




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate compliance, efficacy and safety of an insulin protocol, with target glycemia between 81-110 mg/dL in critically ill patients

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine potential factors associated with blood glucose control


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Surgical or medical critically ill patients
  • An expected ICU-stay of more than 72 hours
  • Age > 16 years
  • Need for insulin therapy
  • Patients must have an arterial line

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who did not respond to the inclusion criteria
  • Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Cardiac surgical patients
  • Patients transferred from other hospitals
  • Other study enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00288743


Locations
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Belgium
University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sandra Oeyen, MD University Hospital, Ghent
Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00288743    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002/087
First Posted: February 8, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Insulin
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs