Macrosomic Infants

by Cathy Parkes March 03, 2022

A macrosomic infant (large for gestational age) is one who is over 4,000 g (or 8 lbs., 13 oz.). These infants are at risk for hypoglycemia. Assess for this complication by performing early and frequent blood glucose testing.
A macrosomic infant (large for gestational age) is one who is over 4,000 g (or 8 lbs., 13 oz.). These infants are at risk for hypoglycemia. Assess for this complication by performing early and frequent blood glucose testing.


Related Posts

Carbohydrates and protein each provide 4 kcal of energy/gram. Lipids provide 9 kcal of energy/gram.

Macronutrients

Carbohydrates and protein each provide 4 kcal of energy/gram. Lipids provide 9 kcal of energy/gram.
Read Article
Word Salad is a type of disorganized speech seen in schizophrenia (e.g., "happy green friendly running monkeys").

Word Salad

Word Salad is a type of disorganized speech seen in schizophrenia (e.g., "happy green friendly running monkeys").
Read Article
Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic used to treat pulmonary disorders with thick mucous secretions (e.g., cystic fibrosis). It is expected that this medication smells like rotten eggs; this is not an indication it has expired!

Acetylcysteine

Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic used to treat pulmonary disorders with thick mucous secretions (e.g., cystic fibrosis). It is expected that this medication smells like rotten eggs; this is not an indication it has expired!
Read Article