ESPE Abstracts (2021) 94 P2-241

ESPE2021 ePoster Category 2 Fetal, neonatal endocrinology and metabolism (to include hypoglycaemia) (16 abstracts)

Incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and some related risk factors in Qatar. A cohort study over two years (2018 and 2019)

Ashraf Soliman , Hamdy Ali , Nada Alaaraj , Fawzia Alyafei , Noor Hamed & Shaymaa Ahmed


Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and to confirm potential risk factors.

Study design: The study was conducted at a tertiary Medical Center in Qatar. between January 2018 and December 2019. First blood glucose concentrations of all infants admitted to the nursery were measured using a "point of care" analyzer (Accu-Chek). We recorded risk factors for hypoglycemia such as birth weight, gestational age, and maternal diabetes. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia cutoffs was 47 mg/dl for full-term (FT) and 40 mg/dl for preterm infants.

Results: Of 16783 and 17000 newborns admitted during 2018 and 2019 respectively and were analyzed.

Length of hospital stay/day9.67.27
Not IDM246362
Incidence of N Hypoglycemia /100041.1763.12
Incidence of IDM/100026.5141.88
P < 0.0001

Discussion: A 1988 multicenter nutritional study by Lucas et al. suggested a blood glucose concentration <47 mg/dl as the critical threshold associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Even moderate hypoglycemia is associated with a considerable increase in adverse neurodevelopmental sequelae. Our annual incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia (4.1% and 6.3% in 2018 and 2019 respectively) is considerably low compared to previously reported incidence by Bromiker et al and Harris et al (12.1 % and 12.75% respectively) Incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and some risk factors in Qatar. A cohort study over two years (2018 and 2019)

Conclusions: We showed an increasing trend in the incidence of neonatal hypoglycemic in 2019 versus 2018. IDM constituted 64% and 66% of the total number of N hypoglycemia in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Volume 94

59th Annual ESPE (ESPE 2021 Online)

22 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 

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