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Neurodevelopmental outcome of hypoglycaemia in healthy, large for gestational age, term newborns
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    Hypoglycaemia in LGA neonates
    • Floris Groenendaal, Neonatologist
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      • Floris Groenendaal, Linda S. de Vries

    Dear Editor,

    We interpret the findings of the interesting, and accurate study by Brand et al [1] regarding hypoglycaemia in LGA neonates in a different way. As all neonates in their study with hypoglycaemia were treated with either intravenous or oral glucose, and all but 3 neonates received formula feeding in addition to breast milk, one cannot conclude from this study that no treatment is needed and even...

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    Response to: Neurodevelopmental outcome of hypoglycaemia in healthy, large for gestational age, term

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to highlight some merits and demerits of the study other than those already brought out.

    Merits - Provides evidence about a favorable outcome of hypoglycemia in LGA newborns.

    Based on this study, one needs to reveiw hospital policies of routine testing of blood glucose in asymptomatic LGA newborns.

    Demerits - The demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of t...

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