Prognostic Value of Glycated Hemoglobin for One Year Mortality Following Hospitalization in the Internal Medicine Ward. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: The impact of admission glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) on hospital outcome is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between admission glucose and HbA1c levels and mortality 1 year after hospitalization in the internal medicine ward. METHODS: HbA1c level of consecutive patients was measured during the first 24 hours of admission to the internal medicine ward and divided at the cutoff point of 6.5%. Three groups of patients were prospectively identified: patients with preexisting diabetes …

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  • January 1, 2015