Hypoglycaemia: a common problem among uncomplicated newborn infants in Nepal.

  title={Hypoglycaemia: a common problem among uncomplicated newborn infants in Nepal.},
  author={Sybil Anderson and Kabindra Shakya and Lochana Shrestha and Andria M. Costello},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={39 5},
Among a cross-sectional sample (stratified by weight and age after birth) of 226 uncomplicated term newborns from the delivery and postnatal wards of a busy government maternity hospital in Kathmandu, the period prevalence of hypoglycaemia (corrected blood glucose of < 2.6 mmol/l) during the first 50 hours after birth was 38 per cent. (This compares with a reported prevalence rate of 12 per cent from studies of uncomplicated term newborns in the UK.) Hypothermia, young maternal age, low birth… CONTINUE READING
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