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Risk Factors for Critical Illness Hyperglycemia (CIH) in Pediatric Patients

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient in the ICU who is at increased risk for developing critical illness hyperglycemia (CIH).

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology
Nutrition

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

R73.9

Description:

Preissig and Rigby identified children in the ICU who are more likely to develop critical illness hyperglycemia (CIH). These patients may benefit from attempts to achieve better glucose control. The patients are from Emory University and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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