Elsa Kermorvant-Duchemin

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OBJECTIVE Few accurate data are available on the outcome of septic shock in the neonatal period. The objective was to describe outcome and to determine variables associated with death or adverse outcome in neonates with septic shock. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Very preterm infants are particularly susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. Although a lot of attention has been focused on the early nutrient supply, they are at high risk of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiency. OBJECTIVES To estimate docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake, the metabolizable (i.e. absorbed) DHA, the DHA available for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Accurate data on the optimal chloride (Cl) intake in premature infants are scarce. The aim of the present study was to describe Cl intakes in the first 10 days of life and to assess the relations between high Cl intakes and corrected serum Cl level or markers of severe acidosis in infants <28 weeks' gestation. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid growth of the developing brain during early post-natal life makes it particularly vulnerable to a nutritional deficit. The neurological development of the very low birth weight preterm infant could be related to early lipid supply. AIMS To evaluate in preterm infants of gestational age ≤ 28 weeks of amenorrhea (WA) the relations(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate parenteral nutrition objectives for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), and to compare nutritional protocol differences according to levels of care. MATERIALS AND METHODS A national survey was conducted in France through a questionnaire sent to 296 French neonatal(More)
Considerable effort should be made to optimise parenteral nutrition of preterm infants in order to limit the development of postnatal growth restriction. A monocentric before-and-after study design was used to determine the effects of computerising parenteral nutrition ordering on the composition of parenteral nutrition (PN) solutions and early clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the types of parenteral lipid emulsions currently used for preterm infants, their mode of delivery, and the main disease conditions that are considered by neonatologists as contraindications. DESIGN National survey using a questionnaire. SETTING 155 neonatal departments in France. RESULTS 100 (65%) neonatal departments(More)
UNLABELLED Standard parenteral nutrition solutions have been developed nationwide in France but little is known about their frequency of use and indications. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the frequency of the use of standardized parenteral nutrition solutions in neonatal units in France, to determine which solutions are currently available and used, and to(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic resistance is a threat in developing countries (DCs) because of the high burden of bacterial disease and the presence of risk factors for its emergence and spread. This threat is of particular concern for neonates in DCs where over one-third of neonatal deaths may be attributable to severe infections and factors such as malnutrition(More)