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Individualized Blood Glucose Control in ICU. The CONTROLING Study. A Double Blinded Multicentric Randomized Study.

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Last updated:11th Sep 2014

During the last 2 decades, the management of hyperglycemia in critically ill patients has become one of the most discussed topics in the intensive-care field. The initial data suggesting significant benefit from the normalization of blood glucose levels in critically ill patients using intensive intravenous insulin therapy (Van den Berghe G et al. N Engl J Med. 2001) has been tempered by later studies (Finfer S et al. N Engl J Med. 2009). Some studies suggested that strict blood glucose control might benefit in non-diabetic patient and worsen outcomes in diabetics. We hypothesized that an individualized blood glucose target based on glycated hemoglobin measured at ICU admission would improve outcome when compared to a standard care of maintaining blood glucose bellow 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl). We designed a randomized double blinded study in which Blood glucose control is piloted in both groups by a web-guided protocol that directly gives instruction to nurses ( The study will enroll 4200 patients in 10 centers. Primary end point is 90 d outcome after randomization.

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Study start date 2014-09-11

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