A A Case Rep 2015 Jul;5(1):13-4
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Download full-text PDF
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2013 Jul-Aug;23(4):408-15. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
Equine Department, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.
Objective: To evaluate the applicability and accuracy of a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in critically ill foals by comparing the performance of the CGMS, a point-of-care (POC) glucometer, and an in-house standard laboratory assay (SLA).
Design: Prospective study.
Setting: University teaching hospital. Read More
J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009 Nov 1;3(6):1270-81. Epub 2009 Nov 1.
Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254, USA.
Accurate monitoring of glucose in the perioperative environment has become increasingly important over the last few years. Because of increased cost, turnaround time, and sample volume, the use of central laboratory devices for glucose measurement has been somewhat supplanted by point-of-care (POC) glucose devices. The trade-off in moving to these POC systems has been a reduction in accuracy, especially in the hypoglycemic range. Read More
Lab Med 2014 ;45(4):e156-7
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Clinical Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Herein, we present a case of pseudohypoglycemia induced by hypothermia in an 83-year-old white man in whom glucose levels between venous and capillary blood were discrepant. Although pseudohypoglycemia has been reported in the literature, it is under-recognized among health care professionals and laboratorians. Health care professionals may encounter pseudohypoglycemia using glucose meters; the potentially inaccuracy of glucose meter results for critically ill patients has been intensely debated recently. Read More
Crit Care Med 2005 Dec;33(12):2778-85
Department of Pharmacy, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada.
Background: Glycemic control is increasingly being recognized as a priority in the treatment of critically ill patients. Titration and monitoring of insulin infusions involve frequent blood glucose measurement to achieve target glucose ranges and prevent adverse events related to hypoglycemia. Therefore, it is imperative that bedside glucose testing methods be safe and accurate. Read More