Metabolic Adaptation to Extrauterine Life

The antenatal role of carbohydrates and energy metabolism

  • R. De Meyer

Part of the Developments in Perinatal Medicine book series (DIPM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Carbohydrate Utilization in the Newborn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. W. Moses, M. Pines, N. Bashan
      Pages 9-26
    3. Colin T. Jones, Timothy Rolph, Geoffrey Band, Enid Michael
      Pages 55-80
    4. Keith Snell
      Pages 81-108
    5. Pascal Ferré, Jean-Paul Pégorier, Soomant Callikan, Armelle Leturque, Jean Girard
      Pages 133-143
    6. L. L. A. Kollée, L. A. H. Monnens, J. M. F. Trijbels, J. H. Veerkamp
      Pages 145-162
  3. Energy Expenditure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. G. Verellen
      Pages 167-177
    3. P. J. J. Sauer, H. J. Dane, R. G. Pearse, H. K. A. Visser
      Pages 191-207
  4. Regulation of Insulin and Glucagon Secretion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. F. Sodoyez-Goffaux, J. C. Sodoyez, C. J. de Vos, Y. M. Thiry-Moris
      Pages 227-240
    3. Jean Girard, Roger Assan
      Pages 241-259
    4. Heather J. Shelley, J. R. Girard
      Pages 261-279
    5. A. Ruiton-Ugliengo, B. Salle, G. Putet, J. Bertrand, G. Tell
      Pages 307-312
  5. Practical Implications and General Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. F. A. van Assche, L. Aerts, F. De Prins
      Pages 315-329
    3. B. Salle, G. Putet, G. Meunier, J. Senterre
      Pages 331-358
  6. Summary, General Discussion and some Matters of Thinking

About this book


th th st . On December 19 ,20 and 21 1979, we had the opportunlty to organize a Workshop on "Antenatal factors affecting meta­ bolic adaptation to extrauterine life - Role of carbohydra­ tes and energy metabolism". This meeting was made possible thanks to grants from the Committee of Medical Research and Public Health (CRM) of the Commission of European Communi­ ties. We want to express our warmst gratitude for the effort that has been made and we hope that the exchange of information between the participants will allow better understanding of the mechanism of adaptation to extrauterine life and that the conclusions drawn will contribute to a better care of the newborn. Adaptation to extrauterine life is one of the most impor­ tant steps in life. At the moment of birth, numerous conditions are drastically changed and in order to survive the newborn has to rely upon new sources of energy and of substrates. This switch over has to occur smoothly and any adaptation failure will result in the disturbance of impor­ tant metabolic functions. Mortality and morbidity in neo­ natal period remain still very high in comparison with the figures observed later in life; the reduction of mortality has been much more important in child and adult than in neonates.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. De Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Tératologie et de Génétique MédicaleUniversité Catholique de LouvainBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7516-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7514-2
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