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Evaluation of a continuous blood glucose monitoring system using central venous microdialysis
© Möller et al. 2011
- Published: 1 March 2011
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Arterial Blood Sample
- Grid Analysis
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
- Microdialysis Catheter
Glycemic control in critically ill patients has been shown to be beneficial. In this prospective study we therefore evaluated the accuracy and technical feasibility of a continuous glucose monitoring system using intravascular microdialysis.
Fifty patients undergoing cardiac surgery were monitored using a 4Fr intravenous microdialysis catheter (Eirus SLC®; CMA Micro-dialysis AB, Solna, Sweden), percutaneously placed with the tip of the catheter positioned in the superior vena cava. The catheter was connected to the Eirus monitoring system and the patients were monitored for up to 48 hours postoperatively in the ICU. As reference, arterial blood samples were taken every hour and analyzed in a blood gas analyzer (ABL800 FLEX®; Radiometer Medical, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Central venous microdialysis is a highly accurate and reliable method for continuous blood glucose monitoring up to 48 hours in ICU patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The system may thus be useful in critically ill ICU patients.
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