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Feasibility of Blood Glucose Control With the Space TGC System in Medical ICU Patients

2014-08-27 03:12:09 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Hyperglycemia is common in critically ill patients and associated with an adverse outcome. Thus, glycaemic control is an important issue in critical care. Despite extensive efforts of the intensive care unit staff difficulties were experienced in achieving efficient and safe glucose control. A fully automated algorithm may help to overcome some of these limitations by excluding intuitive interventions and integrating relevant clinical data in the decision-making process. Space GlucoseControl (TGC system) is a decision support system which helps to achieve safe and reliable blood glucose control in the desired ranges. Information on parenteral and enteral nutrition is automatically integrated into the calculations. The primary objective of the current study is to investigate the performance and usability of the Space TGC system for glucose control in medical ICU patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Critical Illness

Intervention

Space TGC

Location

Medizinische Universität Graz, Department of Internal Medicine
Graz
Austria
8036

Status

Recruiting

Source

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:09-0400

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