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Early aggressive nutrition in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11988030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increasingly, neonatologists are realizing that current feeding practices for preterm infants are insufficient to produce reasonable rates of growth, and earlier and larger quantities of both parenteral and enteral feeding should be provided to these infants. Unfortunately, there is very little outcome data to recommend any particular nutritional strategy to achieve better growth. Instead, the rationale for feeding regimens in many nurseries has been quite variably extrapolated from animal data and human studies conducted in gestationally more mature and/or stable neonates. Additionally, there are no well-controlled, prospective studies that validate any nutritional regimen for the very preterm and or sick, unstable neonate. The goal of this review is to present available data to help define the risks and benefits of early parenteral and enteral nutrition, particularly in very preterm neonates, concluding with a more aggressive approach to feeding these infants than has been customary practice.
P J Thureen; W W Hay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neonatology : SN     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1084-2756     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neonatol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-03     Completed Date:  2002-08-16     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606001     Medline TA:  Semin Neonatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / blood
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Enteral Nutrition*
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / physiopathology
Fetus / physiology
Gestational Age
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / growth & development
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight / growth & development
Parenteral Nutrition*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Dietary Proteins

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