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Postoperative glucose level checks increase with high preoperative HbA1c

July 27, 2017

High preoperative HbA1c levels were associated with postoperative glucose level checks, and insulin use and early postoperative hyperglycemia were tied to increased readmission in adults who underwent gastrointestinal surgical procedures, according to a study.

Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS, Stanford Medicine professor of surgery and chair of the department of surgery at Stanford University, and colleagues evaluated data from 117 Veterans Affairs hospitals from 2007 to 2014 on 21,541 adults (mean age, 63.7 years; 5.5% women) who underwent gastrointestinal surgical procedures to determine the use of preoperative HbA1c and early postoperative glucose levels for predicting postoperative complications and readmission.

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Hospital readmission common among adults with primary, secondary diabetes diagnosis

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A primary or secondary diabetes diagnosis increases the risk for hospital readmission, and adults with a primary diabetes diagnosis are likely to be readmitted for…
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‘Diabetic hand’ may be marker for subclinical atherosclerosis

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Adults with type 2 diabetes and limited joint mobility of the hand were more likely to have subclinical atherosclerosis, as measured by increased carotid plaque…
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Exercise intervention improves left ventricular function in type 1 diabetes

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Aerobic capacity and left ventricular function significantly improved after 20 weeks of regular intense exercise in adolescents with and without type 1 diabetes…
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Diabetes does not influence long-term patency of bypass grafts

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Individuals with diabetes were found to have similar long-term patency of internal thoracic artery grafts and saphenous vein grafts compared with those without diabetes…
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