Failure to detect preterm infants at risk of hypoglycemia before discharge.

Abstract

In a series of 79 consecutive preterm infants who were ready for discharge, 14 (18%) infants were unable to maintain normal concentrations of blood glucose. This finding suggests that a significant number of preterm infants are at risk of hypoglycemia at home if a feed is omitted or delayed. 

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@article{Hume1999FailureTD, title={Failure to detect preterm infants at risk of hypoglycemia before discharge.}, author={Robin L Hume and Anne McGeechan and Albert R. Burchell}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={1999}, volume={134 4}, pages={499-502} }