Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   2003 , Volume 8 , Number 2 (32); Page(s) 143 To 146.
 
Paper: 

GLUCOSE LEVEL OF MATURE AND IMMATURE NEONATES

 
 
Author(s):  DAHIFAR H.*
 
* Dept. of Pediatric, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
 
Abstract: 

Background: Glucose is a vital element that is necessary for brain function. Unfortunately, there is no unique definition for low glucose level, thus, the present study was conducted to determine the glucose level of mature and immature neonates in Arya hospital.
Materials and methods: For this descriptive study, all neonates who have been delivered via cesarean section or normal vaginal delivery were included. Blood samples were gathered from cubital vein 3 hours following the delivery. Glucose level was measured by enzymatic technique.
Results: 237 neonates were included, of which 222 were mature and 15 (6.3%) were immature. 110 were girls and 127 were boys. The mean glucose level was 58.86± 14.19 and 57.46± 13.6 mg/dl in matured girls and boys, respectively. We could not find any significant difference regarding the sex and type of delivery. Of 222 mature neonates, 5 had glucose level of less than 35 mg/dl.
Conclusion: Based on our results, there is no need to screen for glucose level.

 
Keyword(s): GLUCOSE, NEONATE
 
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