International Journal of Endocrinology / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Presenting glucose as a predictor for clinical outcomes in patients with GCS ≤8 ().

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

Death, (%) 2 (15)7 (47)0.077
28 hospital-free days, median (IQRb) 5 (0–23)10 (0–23)0.587
14 pediatric intensive care unit-free days, median (IQRb) 7 (0–12)5 (2–10)0.815
14 ventilation-free days, median (IQRb) 8 (0–13)7 (2–10)0.889

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

Death, (%)2 (22)7 (37)0.439
28 hospital-free days, median (IQRb) 5 (0–7)10 (0–23)0.668
14 pediatric intensive care unit-free days, median (IQRb) 7 (0–8)5 (0–10)0.960
14 ventilation-free days, median (IQRb) 8 (0–9)7 (2–11)0.901

ED: emergency department; bIQR: interquartile range.

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