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Use of Insulin in the Noncritically Ill-hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23410646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hyperglycemia is common and often unrecognized among hospitalized patients, and it increases the risk of poor outcome, increased length of stay, and increased cost. Hyperglycemia can complicate features of underlying disease and some therapies. This article discusses physiology and types of diabetes, glycemic targets in the noncritical care setting, factors that contribute to hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in the hospitalized patient, insulin types, common insulin regimens used in the hospital setting, and implications for the nurse.
Becky Childers; Celia M Levesque
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-3481     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912620     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-70     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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