Clinical report - Postnatal glucose homeostasis in late-preterm and term infants

Academic Article


  • This report provides a practical guide and algorithm for the screening and subsequent management of neonatal hypoglycemia. Current evidence does not support a specific concentration of glucose that can discriminate normal from abnormal or can potentially result in acute or chronic irreversible neurologic damage. Early identification of the at-risk infant and institution of prophylactic measures to prevent neonatal hypoglycemia are recommended as a pragmatic approach despite the absence of a consistent definition of hypoglycemia in the literature. Copyright © 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Adamkin DH; Papile LA; Baley JE; Bhutani VK; Carlo WA; Kumar P; Polin RA; Tan RC; Wang KS; Watterberg KL
  • Start Page

  • 575
  • End Page

  • 579
  • Volume

  • 127
  • Issue

  • 3