International Journal of Endocrinology / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Early Hyperglycemia in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Predicts for Mortality, Prolonged Duration of Mechanical Ventilation, and Intensive Care Stay

Table 2

Presenting glucose as a predictor for clinical outcomes in patients with GCS ≤13.

Hyperglycemia defined as
glucose >200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L)
EDa normoglycemia
()
EDa hyperglycemia
()
values

Death, (%) 2 (8)7 (37)0.019
28 hospital-free days, median (IQRb) 21 (6–23)11 (0–20)0.222
14 pediatric intensive care unit-free days, median (IQRb) 11 (7–12)6 (3–10)0.006
14 ventilation-free days, median (IQRb) 12 (8–13)8 (4–10)0.008

Hyperglycemia defined as
glucose >150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L)
EDa normoglycemia ()EDa hyperglycemia
()
values

Death, (%) 2 (11)7 (28)0.155
28 hospital-free days, median (IQRb) 21 (7–23)18 (0–23)0.273
14 pediatric intensive care unit-free days, median (IQRb) 11 (7–12)6 (3–10)0.032
14 ventilation-free days, median (IQRb) 12 (8–13)8 (4–11)0.021

ED: emergency department; bIQR: interquartile range.

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