Are recurrent hyperglycemic episodes and median blood glucose level a prognostic factor for increased morbidity and mortality in premature infants </=1500 g?

BACKGROUND Tight blood glucose control with intravenous insulin reduces morbidity and mortality in adult surgical intensive care patients. This has never been investigated in premature infants weighing </=1500 g. We investigate the relationship between blood glucose levels repeatedly elevated >150 mg/dL and median blood glucose levels in the first week of… (More)