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Neonatal hypoglycemia: pre-emptive monitoring and treatment may result in normal neurodevelopmental outcome

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Tam, E.W.Y. Neonatal hypoglycemia: pre-emptive monitoring and treatment may result in normal neurodevelopmental outcome. Pediatr Res (2023).

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