Renal processing of glucose in well and sick neonates.

AIMS To determine the extent of renal processing of glucose in sick and well neonates. METHODS Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the renal processing of glucose, sodium, and water were measured using prolonged inulin infusion in 47 infants of 26-40 weeks of gestation, aged 1-13 days. RESULTS GFR rose by 15% after ventilatory support was withdrawn… CONTINUE READING