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Transpyloric feeding in the newborn: use in neonates with and without respiratory failure.
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PMID:  6417785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a peripheral maternity hospital providing Intensive Care for 5274 deliveries per annum, NJ feeding was attempted, in one year, in 57 neonates. One third of these weighed less than 1500 g at birth and 41 (71.9%) had respiratory disease. A standard technique, and a commercially available tube was used, and the tube was passed to the jejunum within 24 hours in 46 (80.7%) of the babies. NJ feeding was continued for varying periods, up to 50 days. The volume of milk given varied with the duration of the feed but feeds of up to 244 ml of milk/Kg body weight/day were achieved. Thirty-eight (66.6%) of the babies regained their birthweight by 20 days and major complications were uncommon. We have shown that NJ feeding can be used in low birthweight babies with serious respiratory illness, even when resources are limited.
M Mulla; I Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-27     Completed Date:  1984-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  SCOTLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Enteral Nutrition* / methods
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy*

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