Nutritional support for extremely low-birth weight infants: abandoning catabolism in the neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Akker2010NutritionalSF,
  title={Nutritional support for extremely low-birth weight infants: abandoning catabolism in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Chris H P van den Akker and Hester Vlaardingerbroek and Johannes B van Goudoever},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          327-35
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Obviously, the ultimate goal in neonatology is to achieve a functional outcome in premature infants that is comparable to healthy term-born infants. As nutrition is one of the key factors for normal cell growth, providing the right amount and quality of nutrients could prove pivotal for normal development. However, many premature infants are catabolic during the first week of life, which has directly been linked to growth failure, disease, and suboptimal long-term outcome… CONTINUE READING

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