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Neonatal brain growth during prolonged intravenous feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  818964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Little is known about the affects of long-term intravenous nutrition on brain growth and development in low birthweight infants. We report the post-mortem analysis of the brain of an infant born at 32 weeks of gestation who died 10 weeks of continuous intravenous feeding. During this time there was evidence of brain growth while somatic growth was severely restricted. Compared with normal data for brain biochemistry for 42 weeks of gestational age, measurements showed that the brain was small and biochemically immature with the cerebellum and brain stem being particularly affected.
R S Trompeter; J Dobbing; A Aynsley-Green; J D Baum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / growth & development*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Parenteral Nutrition / adverse effects*
Time Factors

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