Glucose, Starvation and Critical Illness | Extolerant

Beauty MythGLUCOSE METABOLISM IN CRITICAL ILLNESS

by Adi Mehta (International Journal for Diabetes in Developing Countries, Vol. 18, 1998)

INTRODUCTION

The pathophysiology of glucose metabolism in critical illness is a complex spectrum ranging from protein calorie malnutrition and starvation of the one hand, to a hypermetabolic response engendered by injury, inflammation and infection on the other. In their pure state, the two can exhibit almost diametrically opposite pathophysiological changes. An understanding of the hormonal, cytokine and growth factor changes occurring in these two states is crucial for the appropriate assessment and management of the patient with a critical illness. … (cont’d)

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