Hyperglycemia tied to higher risk of pneumonia-related mortality

07/8/2012 | Endocrine Today

Patients who had mild acute hyperglycemia when they entered the hospital faced a higher risk of dying from pneumonia at 90 days than those who had normal levels of blood glucose, according to research published in the journal BMJ. Researchers also found that patients with pre-existing diabetes had higher overall mortality risk at 28, 90 and 180 days than patients without diabetes.

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