Intraoperative glucose management in children < 1 year or < 10 kg: an observational study

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1352643
Author(s): K. BesterDivision of Paediatric Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa, T. PretoriusDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa


Background: Infants may be at risk of hypoglycaemia in the perioperative period. Current evidence has led to the global use of maintenance fluid with low-concentration dextrose in these patients. This study aimed to analyse the current practice of anaesthetists in the authors’ institution with regard to blood glucose management, and to assess its adequacy.

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