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Feeding with premature or infant formula in premature infants after discharge: comparison of growth and nutrition status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15493734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We designed this prospective randomized controlled study to evaluate the effects of premature and standard term formula on growth, nutrient intake and biochemical response in premature infants from hospital discharge to 6 months of corrected age. Premature infants with a gestational age of < or =35 weeks and a birth weight < or =1850 gm were assigned to receive premature infant formula (n = 19) or a standard term infant formula (n = 15). No differences were found between the two groups in weight, length, or head circumference at baseline or on follow-up. Infants fed premature formula had higher blood urea nitrogen and phosphorus at 3 months of corrected age. Those on the premature formula also had higher energy intake at 1 month of corrected age. We suggest that premature infants, especially very low birth weight infants, fed preterm infant formula after discharge until 6 months of corrected age tolerate the formula well and may benefit over those standard term formula.
Chun-Chih Peng; Chyong-Hsin Hsu; Hsin-An Kao; Han-Yang Hung; Jui-Hsing Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Taiwanica = Taiwan er ke yi xue hui za zhi     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1608-8115     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-20     Completed Date:  2004-12-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958202     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Infant Formula / administration & dosage*,  classification
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*,  metabolism
Nutritional Status / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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