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Table 2 In-ICU blood glucose events

From: Effects of tight computerized glucose control on neurological outcome in severely brain injured patients: a multicenter sub-group analysis of the randomized-controlled open-label CGAO-REA study

  Control group IIT group P value
Number = 98 Number = 90
Median of the first five days morning laboratory blood glucose (mmol.l−1) 6.5 (5.6 to 7.2) 5.9 (5.1 to 6.7) < 0.001a
Episodes of moderate hypoglycemia 19 (19.3) 46 (51.1) < 0.001b
Episodes of severe hypoglycemia 4 (4) 6 (6.6) 0.50
Patients treated with insulin 81 (82.6) 87 (96.6) 0.002b
Total of insulin dose (IU) in the first five days 74 (13 to 165) 130 (68 to 251 0.01a
  1. aStudent’s t test; bχ2 test. Moderate hypoglycemia was define as a blood glucose level <3.3 mmol.L−1. Severe hypoglycemia was defined as <2.2 mmol.L−1. Continuous data are expressed as median (25th to 75th percentile) and categorical data as N (%). IIT: intensive insulin therapy.