Simultaneous infusion of calcium and phosphorus in parenteral nutrition for premature infants: use of physiologic calcium/phosphorus ratio.

@article{Pelegano1989SimultaneousIO,
  title={Simultaneous infusion of calcium and phosphorus in parenteral nutrition for premature infants: use of physiologic calcium/phosphorus ratio.},
  author={J F Pelegano and Jonelle C. Rowe and Dennis E. Carey and Denis Labarre and John R Raye and K W Edgren and Eva Horak},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1989},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={
          115-9
        }
}
We hypothesized that parenteral delivery of calcium and phosphorus in a ratio of 1.7:1 would promote retention of these minerals and decrease urinary phosphorus excretion, and that delivery of increased amounts of this ratio would result in higher retentions. Serum levels and retention of calcium and phosphorus were measured as calcium intake was increased from 36 to 76 mg/kg/day in 10 mg increments and as phosphorus intake was adjusted to maintain the 1.7:1 ratio. Five different infants were… CONTINUE READING