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Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD; Vera T. Fajtova, MD; May 2004
To achieve tight glucose control, a hospitalized diabetes patient is placed on an insulin drip. Prior to minor surgery, he is made NPO and becomes severely hypoglycemic.
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Reducing in-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital mortality by introducing a medical emergency team.
Konrad D, Jäderling G, Bell M, Granath F, Ekbom A, Martling CR. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36:100-106.
Rapid response systems function within a variety of structures, but they ultimately remain a mechanism to manage a clinically deteriorating patient. This prospective study demonstrated that implementation of an intensivist physician and nurse–based team led to improvements in cardiac arrest rates and adjusted hospital mortality.