Incidence of hypoglycemia in newborns at risk and an audit of the 2011 American academy of pediatrics guideline for hypoglycemia

Hosagasi N. H., Aydin M., Zenciroglu A., Ustun N., BEKEN S.

PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY, vol.59, no.4, pp.368-374, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2017.11.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-374
  • Keywords: Neonatal hypoglycemia, Incidence, Risk factors, American academy of pediatrics guideline, Breastfeeding, Blood glucose checking, Newborn, BLOOD-GLUCOSE LEVELS, NEONATAL HYPOGLYCEMIA, APPROPRIATE SIZE, TERM INFANTS, POPULATION, PRETERM, BABIES, BRAIN
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Hypoglycemia is low blood glucose level that may negatively affect neurological and developmental prognosis. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Committee on Fetus and Newborn defined the safe glucose concentrations in the 2011 guideline for newborns at risk for hypoglycemia. This study aimed to investigate the incidence and associated risk factors for hypoglycemia in newborn infants having risk and to assess compliance with the AAP guideline.