Failure to Detect Preterm Infants at Risk of Hypoglycemia Before Discharge

J Pediatr. 1999 Apr;134(4):499-502. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(99)70210-6.

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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Birth Weight
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Food Deprivation / physiology
  • Gestational Age
  • Glucose-6-Phosphatase / blood*
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia / classification
  • Hypoglycemia / diagnosis
  • Hypoglycemia / etiology*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature / blood*
  • Lactates / blood
  • Male
  • Patient Discharge
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Lactates
  • Glucose-6-Phosphatase