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Insulin infusion for hyperglycaemia in very preterm infants appears safe with no effect on morbidity, mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome

Heald, Alicia; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif; Kent, Alison


Background/Objective: Hyperglycaemia is common in very premature neonates and is associated with increased risk of intraventricular haemorrhage, necrotising enterocolitis, sepsis and death. Administration of insulin may risk hypoglycaemia and associated complications. To determine effects of insulin infusions in very premature infants on morbidity, mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Methods: Retrospective audit of 97 infants delivered at <29 weeks gestation and admitted to The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, The
DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2012.699115


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