Strict Glycemic Control by Insulin Infusion:Observations on Emergency Department Initiation
Glycemic control can be safely achieved in surgical and medical intensive care unit settings and has been shown to improve short and long-term clinical outcomes. As such, insulin infusion protocols are routinely used in the ICU setting. The investigators plan to establish the use of strict glycemic control in a heterogenous group of acutely ill patients in the ED setting. The investigators propose to study the aspects of implementing a strict glycemic control protocol in the ED.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Strict Glycemic Control by Insulin Infusion:Observations on Emergency Department Initiation|
- Time to Achieve Glycemic Control [ Time Frame: Study duration 6 hours. Blood glucose checked at 30 minutes then every 15 minutes until within target blood glucose range then every hour. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Mean time to glycemic control 225 minutes.
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All subjects placed on insulin infusion.
Insulin infusion titrated to patients blood glucose to maintain blood glucose between 80-110mg/dL
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00779701
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Temple University Hospital|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 191440|
|Principal Investigator:||Nina T Gentile, MD||Temple University|