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Arch Dis Child 94:194
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Insulin for very low birth weight infants: no benefit

Very low birth weight (VLBW, >1500 g) infants are prone to develop hyperglycaemia, with a reported incidence of 20–86%. Increased rates of morbidity and mortality have been associated with hyperglycaemia in such infants. Preliminary studies have suggested that early administration of insulin might improve growth, reduce the risk of sepsis, and increase serum concentrations of insulin-like growth …

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