Comparison of short term indirect calorimetry and doubly labeled water method for the assessment of energy expenditure in preterm infants.

@article{Westerterp1991ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of short term indirect calorimetry and doubly labeled water method for the assessment of energy expenditure in preterm infants.},
  author={K. R. Westerterp and Harry N. Lafeber and Eric J Sulkers and Pieter J. J. Sauer},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1991},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={75-82}
}
The accuracy of 8-hour indirect calorimetry (IDC) as an estimate of energy expenditure was investigated in 8 healthy preterm infants (birth weight 1,270 +/- 193 g, gestational age 32 +/- 3 weeks, mean +/- SD) in comparison with an analysis over 5 days using the doubly-labeled water (2H2(18)O) method (DLW). The infants that were fed continuously by nasogastric drip with 120 kcal/kg/day of special infant formula were measured twice under thermoneutral conditions in a closed system indirect… CONTINUE READING

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