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Relationship between serum glucose and mortality post pneumonia
  1. D Komrower
  1. Correspondence to Dr D Komrower, Respiratory registrar, Mersey Deanery, 41 Heathfield Road, Liverpool L159eu, UK; danielkomrower{at}

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This multicentre prospective cohort study used data from the German collaborative network on community acquired pneumonia. It tested the hypothesis that admission serum glucose levels and pre-existing diabetes are associated with mortality in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia.

Seven thousand four hundred patients were included in the …

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