hrp0086s10.1 | Endocrine management of preterms | ESPE2016

Glucose Metabolism and Management in Premature Babies

Beardsall Kathryn

Increasing numbers of infants are being born very preterm. These infants require intensive care and have a high risk of mortality and morbidity which has been associated with both hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. In utero, glucose levels are normally maintained between 4–6 mmol/l, but infants born preterm are exposed to significant periods of both hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. Early postnatal glucose control may be an important modifiable risk factor for clinical out...

hrp0089p2-p251 | Growth & Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

Growth, Body Composition and Metabolic Parameters during Childhood in a Cohort of Children Born with a Small for Gestational Age

Loredana Marcovecchio M. , Gorman Samantha , Murgatroyd Peter , Ong Ken , Dunger David , Beardsall Kathryn

Aims: To examine growth, body composition and glucose metabolism during childhood in children born small for gestational age (SGA).Methods: Single centre cohort study of 150 children (63 boys), identified from newborn records as being born SGA (birth weight SDS <−1.5) and assessed between the age of 4 and 7 years. Data collected included: anthropometric parameters (height, weight, BMI: transformed into age- and sex-adjusted SDS), lean and fat m...