Postnatal Ketone Body Kinetics in Preterm Newborn Infants during Glucose Infusion


Gluconeogenesis and ketogenesis are regarded as important for preserving blood glucose homeostasis in human newborns. We have studied simultaneously ketone body (KB) and glucose turnover rates in six preterm newborn infants (gestational age: 33.0 ± 3.6 wk; birth wt: 1937 ± 861 g) 28.7 ± 19.3 h postnatally, during glucose infusion with a rate of 20.5 ± 5.1… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-199211000-00134