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Glucose Gel as a Treatment Strategy for Transient Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Transient asymptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia (TANH) is common as infants transition from their mother’s energy stores to their own. There is little evidence supporting the blood glucose threshold that indicates a need for treatment although sustained hypoglycemia has been correlated with … Continue reading

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Are Black babies at a higher risk of hypoglycaemia?

In this study Tamarra James-Todd, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, led a team of researchers looking into whether different races have a greater risk of developing hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) when they are born prematurely. The … Continue reading

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Using Dextrose (Glucose) Gel to Reverse Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Abstract Hospitals are challenged to implement measures to improve health outcomes, decrease costly interventions, and increase patient satisfaction. By following a nurse-driven protocol, our institution has successfully met these three challenges in our treatment of newborns diagnosed with neonatal hypoglycemia … Continue reading

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Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus: A Challenge and Opportunity for Specialized Nursing Care

Abstract Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus (TNDM) is a rare disorder, with a reported incidence of approximately 1 in 450,000 live births. It is characterized by insulin-requiring hyperglycemia in the neonatal period. The disease improves by early childhood, but the patient … Continue reading

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