Glitazones: Could They Have a Rosy Future in Critical Care?

  • S. K. M. Marment
  • A. J. Semark
  • P. S. Kruger
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM, volume 2012)


The thiazolidinediones (glitazones) are drugs used in the management of diabetes. They are classified as synthetic selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists and examples include rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, troglitazone and ciglitazone. The issues that have emerged around rosiglitazone and its cardiovascular side effects have dominated much of the discussion of these agents in the literature.


Traumatic Brain Injury Spinal Cord Injury Adiponectin Level Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Polymicrobial Sepsis 
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  • S. K. M. Marment
  • A. J. Semark
  • P. S. Kruger

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