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Essential fatty acid status in premature newborns fed by nasoduodenal technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6787558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fatty acid composition of plasma phospholipids and the triene (20:3, n=9) to tetraene (20:4, n=6) ratio in the same lipid fraction have been determined, as indices of the essential fatty acid status, in a group of 22 healthy premature newborns fed by the nasoduodenal technique. Determinations have been carried out on the first and fifth day of life for all 22 newborns, and also on the tenth and 30th day of life for 12 of them. The normal plasma levels of essential fatty acids obtained indicate a satisfactory utilization of dietary essential fatty acids under these unusual nutritional conditions.
I Minoli; B Coppalini; C Galli; G Moro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1981 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-27     Completed Date:  1981-08-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Enteral Nutrition / methods*
Fatty Acids, Essential / analysis,  blood*
Food, Formulated / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / methods
Phospholipids / analysis,  blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Essential; 0/Phospholipids

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