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Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1982 Jan;89(1):27-32.

Feto-maternal consequences of high-dose glucose infusion during labour.

Abstract

The effects on the fetus of high doses of glucose given to the mother in labour to correct maternal ketonuria were investigated. Three groups of patients were compared: one group received 1 litre of 10% (w/v) glucose intravenously over 1 h, the second group received 1 litre of 0.9% sodium chloride solution intravenously over 1 h and the final group had no supplementary infusion. It was observed that whereas glucose administration rapidly corrected maternal ketonaemia, there was a significant fall in pH and a rise in lactate in fetal blood. These effects were not observed in the other two groups. It was concluded that the use of high doses of intravenous glucose in labour should be avoided.

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