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We reviewed the clinical data relating to the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic doses of ascorbic acid in the prevention and treatment of the common cold. Although one study tentatively supports the hypothesis that such doses of ascorbic acid may be efficacious, a second study by the same group did not confirm the significant findings, and no clear,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of sepsis and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) costs as a function of the human milk (HM) dose received during the first 28 days post birth for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study of 175 VLBW infants. The average daily dose of HM (ADDHM) was calculated from daily nutritional data(More)
OBJECTIVE Currently, there is no standardized approach to the calculation of growth velocity (GV; g kg (-1) day(-1)) in hospitalized very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Thus, differing methods are used to estimate GV, resulting in different medical centers and studies reporting growth results that are difficult to compare. The objective of this study was(More)
This paper resulted from a conference entitled "Lactation and Milk: Defining and refining the critical questions" held at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from January 18-20, 2012. The mission of the conference was to identify unresolved questions and set future goals for research into human milk composition, mammary development and lactation.(More)
This study describes the rewards and efforts of breastfeeding for mothers of preterm infants. Using a semi-structured interview guide, 20 mothers of preterm infants were interviewed in their homes approximately 1 month after infant discharge from a Level III NICU. Mothers described the following rewards of breastfeeding: knowing they were providing the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness, efficiency, comfort and convenience of newly designed breast pump suction patterns (BPSPs) that mimic sucking patterns of the breastfeeding human infant during the initiation and maintenance of lactation. STUDY DESIGN In total, 105 mothers of premature infants ≤34 weeks of gestation(More)
OBJECTIVE Owing to a rise in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC, stage ⩾ 2) among very low birth weight (VLBW, birth weight <1500 g) infants from 4% in 2005 to 2006 to 10% in 2007 to 2008, we developed and implemented quality improvement (QI) initiatives. The objective was to evaluate the impact of QI initiatives on NEC incidence in VLBW infants. STUDY DESIGN(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of the Whitney strain gage for the measurement of nutritive sucking in preterm infants. Ten preterm infants were studied continuously during at least one entire bottle feeding per week, from admission into the study until discharge from the nursery. Sucking was measured simultaneously by an(More)
The purposes of this research were to describe the accuracy of test-weighing with the BabyWeigh, a new infant scale suitable for use in the home, and to determine whether mothers and investigators could estimate intake accurately during breastfeeding sessions, using clinical cues that are recommended for this purpose. Within five days of projected NICU(More)