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Nutritional Strategies for the Very Low Birthweight Infant

  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521732468


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  • The goal of nutritional management in VLBW and ELBW infants is the achievement of postnatal growth at a rate that approximates the intrauterine growth of a normal fetus at the same postconceptional age. In reality, however, growth lags considerably after birth; although non-nutritional factors are involved, nutrient deficiencies are critical in explaining delayed growth. This practical clinically-oriented pocketbook reviews and summarises all available clinical evidence. It enables the reader to implement parenteral or enteral feeding plans, with the goals of reducing postnatal weight loss, earlier return to birthweight, and improved catch-up growth. Both nutrient balance and growth and the impact on neurodevelopment and health outcomes are evaluated. With many tables and algorithms to summarise key data and management strategies, Nutritional Strategies for the Very Low Birthweight Infant is an invaluable guide for all healthcare professionals caring for premature babies.

    • Practical pocketbook on both parenteral and enteral nutrition for all low birthweight infants
    • Handy 'Practical Tips' list at the end of each chapter summarises key information
    • Many tables of nutritional requirements
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    'This is a wonderful contribution to the practical literature on neonatal nutritional care. It highlights the important contribution of optimal nutrition to the prevention of long-term neurodevelopmental and health sequelae as consequences of severe prematurity. Hopefully, Dr Adamkin's recommendations regarding nutritional management of this very vulnerable population will find general acceptance in our NICUs.' Doody's Notes

    '… very practical, easy to use …' Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521732468
    • length: 203 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 122 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Fluid and electrolytes management (Na, Cl and K)
    3. Energy
    4. Intravenous carbohydrates
    5. Intravenous lipids
    6. Early total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
    7. Parenteral calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and Vitamin D
    8. Parenteral vitamins
    9. Trace elements and iron
    10. Parenteral nutrition guide
    11. Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in VLBW infants
    12. Enteral nutrition
    13. Enteral feeding guidelines pPracticum
    14. Optimizing enteral nutrition: protein
    15. Human milk
    16. Premature infant formulas
    17. Standard infant formulas
    18. Soya formulas
    19. Protein hydrolysate formulas
    20. Enteral calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and Vitamin D
    21. Iron
    22. Hypercaloric feeding strategy
    23. Growth in the neonatal intensive care unit influences neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes
    24. Nutritional assessment
    25. Post discharge strategies
    26. Nutritional management of preterm infants with short bowel syndrome
    27. Summary

  • Author

    David H. Adamkin, University of Louisville Medical Center
    David H. Adamkin is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Neonatal Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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