Enriched post-discharge formula versus term formula for bone strength in very low birth weight infants: a longitudinal pilot study.

@article{Litmanovitz2007EnrichedPF,
  title={Enriched post-discharge formula versus term formula for bone strength in very low birth weight infants: a longitudinal pilot study.},
  author={Ita Litmanovitz and Alon F Eliakim and Shmuel Arnon and Rivka H. Regev and Sophia Bauer and Ruth Shainkin-Kestenbaum and Tzipora Dolfin},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={431-5}
}
AIM To initiate a longitudinal pilot study comparing the effect of nutrient-enriched post-discharge formula (PDF) with standard term formula (TF) on bone strength of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in the first six months post-term. METHODS Two matched groups of VLBW infants were randomly assigned to enriched PDF (n=10) or TF (n=10) at corrected age of 40 weeks. Anthropometric measurements of growth and measurements of bone speed of sound (SOS) indicating bone strength and bone turnover… CONTINUE READING