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Controversies regarding definition of neonatal hypoglycemia: Suggested operational thresholds

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The definition of clinically significant hypoglycemia remains one of the most confused and contentious issues in contemporary neonatology. In this article, some of the reasons for these contentions are discussed. Pragmatic recommendations for operational thresholds, ie, blood glucose levels at which clinical interventions should be considered, are offered in light of current knowledge to aid health care providers in neonatal medicine. Future areas of research to resolve some of these issues are also presented.

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Author(s): Ward-Platt MP; Cornblath M; Hawdon JM; Williams AF; Aynsley-Green A; Schwartz R; Kalhan SC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pediatrics

Year: 2000

Volume: 105

Issue: 5

Pages: 1141-1145

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Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics


DOI: 10.1542/peds.105.5.1141


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