HYPOGLYCEMIA Neonatal hypoglycemia remains a challenging condition requiring admission to the NICU; significant improvements to intravenous dextrose treatment can be made. This randomized controlled trial assessed the efficacy of oral dextrose gel to treat neonatal hypoglycemia, obviating the need for NICU admisson and IV dextrose treatment. The study revealed that among breastfeeding infants at 35-42 weeks’ gestational age, oral dextrose gel safely reduced neonatal hypoglycemia and prevented NICU admissions. Thus, oral dextrose gel represents a potentially useful therapeutic option for neonatal hypoglycemia.
ANNUAL REPORTS 2016 We are preparing for the Annual Business Meeting, open for all members. The Annual Report of Operations and the Fiscal Report for 2016 is now available.
ADMISSION TEMPERATURE Both hypo- and hyperthermia have been associated with poor neonatal outcomes. This retrospective study assessed the relationship between admission temperature and outcome in extremely preterm infants (<33 weeks' gestation). The study revealed that hypo- and hyperthermia were very common among neonates being admitted, and that both were significantly associated with poor outcomes, indicating that continuous, accurate temperature monitoring during admission may be a useful predictive tool at the bedside.
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The International Society for Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO) is a non-profit organisation that nourishes a vision that all neonatal care should be firmly built on best available evidence. The vision includes as short a passage from research-based knowledge to implementation in neonatal care (translation), thereby improving survival, decreasing morbidities and promoting long-lasting health for newborn infants. Memberships are open for individuals and institutions from all around the world.