144 Energy Expenditure of Preterm Infants as Determined by Simultaneous Direct and Indirect Calorimetry

We measured the energy expenditure of 15 healthy, growing preterm infants (mean weight 1.55 kg, range 1.21 - 1.74 kg) simultaneously by continuous direct (gradient layer) and indirect (open circuit) calorimetry in two body positions, supine and prone, after consecutive feedings. Each measurement began 1 hour after feeding and continued for 2 hours.The… CONTINUE READING