Research Article

Postoperative hypoglycaemia in small children.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6034.499 (Published 28 August 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:499
  1. S Ware,
  2. J P Osborne

    Abstract

    Six of 57 children under 4 years old became hypoglycaemic during postoperative recovery from various surgical procedures. Fluids either by mouth or intravenously did not always prevent this. Children at risk could not be predicted on the basis of age or weight-for-age. Small children should be fed as soon as practicable after operations, preferably with milk.