Intensive blood glucose management in intensive care patients

Results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine of the large intensive care study NICE-SUGAR showed intensively lowering blood glucose levels in critically ill patients increases the risk of death by 10%. These results call for an urgent review of international guidelines for blood pressure lowering, and will form the basis of recommendations for the review of clinical guidelines and management strategies in 2010 for several specialist groups, including the International Brain Trauma Foundation.