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Nutrient absorption in the preterm neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8780903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The majority of what we know about the development of the absorptive process is derived from animal studies, studies in human fetal or stillborn tissues, and epidemiologic investigations derived from clinical experience. One can readily ascertain from this review that the absorption of nutrients in the intestine of the premature infant relates to a dynamic developmental process in which the consecutive stages are pre-programmed but can also be regulated by environmental factors. An understanding of these factors may lead to therapeutic intervention in premature infants, as has been the case for the developing lung and respiratory distress syndrome. Application of this knowledge to the critically ill premature infant in the intensive care unit will need to proceed cautiously, but it is likely to yield major benefits in terms of decreased short- and long-term morbidity in these highly vulnerable patients.
J Neu; O Koldovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-24     Completed Date:  1996-10-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Critical Illness
Dietary Carbohydrates / metabolism
Dietary Fats / metabolism
Dietary Proteins / metabolism
Fetal Death
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
Intestinal Absorption / physiology*
Intestines / enzymology,  metabolism
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins

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