Prevention of Osteopenia in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants (elbw, Bw<1000 Gm) with Split Bottle Total Parenteral Nutrition


Deficiencies of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) have been implicated as etiological factors among others in osteopenia of prematurity. It is not possible to supply the amount of Ca & P normally acquired transplacentally in a TPN solution without forming calcium phosphate precipitate. To avoid this, we used split bottle technique. One bottle of TPN solution… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198404001-01210


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