Hyperglycemia worsens outcomes for youths with severe burn injuries

10/6/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Canadian researchers looked at 106 pediatric patients suffering from severe burn injury and found that those with high blood glucose had a substantially greater risk of developing pneumonia and had higher rates of sepsis and wound infections than the lower glucose group. The duration of mechanical ventilation was also significantly longer among high glucose patients compared with those with lower glucose levels. The findings appear in the journal Burns.

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