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Assessment of nursing perceptions of three insulin protocols for blood glucose control in critically ill patients

Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Francisca Pereira de Almeida, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Adriano José Pereira, Eliézer Silva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300016

Objective:To evaluate nurses’ perception regarding three different blood glucose control protocols for critically ill patients.METHODS:As part of a randomized trial comparing three blood glucose control protocols in critically ill patients (Computer-Assisted Insulin Protocol, Leuven Protocol, and conventional treatment), all nurses participating in the study were asked to fill in a questionnaire to assess their perceptions of efficacy, complexity, feasibility, and safety (as to the occurrence of hypoglycemic episodes), an to indicate which protocol they would like to see adopted as […]

Role of insulin hormone in modulation of inflammatory phenomena

Antonio Di Petta

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011rb1564

ABSTRACTEvidence demonstrates the involvement of hormones in the development of inflammatory response. Inflammation evokes marked structural alterations of microvasculature, besides migration of leukocytes from microcirculation to the site of lesion. These alterations are caused primarily by release or activation of endogenous mediators, in which hormones play an integral role in this regulatory system. Binding sites for many hormones may be characterized by vascular structures and hematogenous cells involved with the inflammatory response. Quantitative alterations of inflammatory events involving the decrease […]