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Growth, biochemical and haematological status of very low birth weight premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4083789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Very low birth weight (less than 1500 g) premature (less than 33/52) infants were studied while fed on Alprem for the first 10 weeks of life. After initial weight loss due to inadequate intake, weight gain was satisfactory and steady. The need for sodium and potassium exceeded the amount supplied in the milk only in the initial period. However, the serum calcium and phosphate levels were slightly decreased especially in the later period of the study, accompanied by marked elevation in alkaline phosphatase values. Alprem appears to be able to sustain adequate growth in small prematures though early sodium and potassium, and late calcium and phosphate supplements seem necessary.
K L Tan; E Jacob; L Y Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-12     Completed Date:  1986-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Birth Weight
Blood Proteins / analysis
Body Weight
Calcium / metabolism
Infant Food*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Osmolar Concentration
Phosphates / metabolism
Potassium / metabolism
Sodium / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Proteins; 0/Phosphates; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium; 7440-70-2/Calcium; EC Phosphatase

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