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Minimal enteral nutrition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11838573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although parenteral nutrition has been used widely in the management of sick very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, a smooth transition to the enteral route is most desirable. Animal studies have shown that long periods of starvation are associated with mucosal atrophy and reduction of enzymatic activity. Studies have shown that giving small volumes of feeds frequently exerts a trophic effect on the gut mucosa. This concept has been termed as Minimal Enteral Nutriton (MEN). Clinical benefits of MEN include faster progression to full enteral feeds, lesser episodes of feed intolerance and reduction in hospital stay without a concomitant increase in the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. MEN may be commenced in neonates on ventilation and total parenteral nutrition. A protocol for giving MEN has been described.
Authors:
R Agarwal; R Aggarwal; A K Deorari; V K Paul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-12     Completed Date:  2002-03-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1159-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Enteral Nutrition / methods*
Humans
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intestinal Mucosa / growth & development,  physiology
Milk, Human / physiology

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