In patients with acute ischemic stroke and hyperglycemia, a target glucose level of 80 to 130 mg/dL was associated with more hypoglycemia and no difference in functional outcomes compared to a target of 80 to 179 mg/dL.
Serum potassium repletion for mild abnormalities didn't affect outcomes in heart failure exacerbations
The retrospective study compared mortality, ICU transfers, and length of stay among patients with normal serum potassium levels at admission for heart failure by whether they had average levels of less than 4.0 mEq/L, 4.0 to 4.5 mEq/L, or greater than 4.5 mEq/L during hospitalization.
Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who were taking digoxin before hospitalization had higher short-term mortality and long-term readmission risk if the drug was discontinued at discharge.
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