Article Text

PDF
Insulin for very low birth weight infants: no benefit

Statistics from Altmetric.com

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 …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.