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The effect of massage with medium-chain triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates.

@article{Saeadi2015TheEO,
  title={The effect of massage with medium-chain triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates.},
  author={Reza Saeadi and Z. Ghorbani and Abbas Shapouri Moghaddam},
  journal={Acta medica Iranica},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          134-8
        }
}
Prematurity and poor weight gaining are important causes for neonatal hospitalization. The present study aimed to investigate the role of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil via massage therapy as a supplementary nutritional method on the weight gain of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)-hospitalized neonates. This randomized clinical trial performed among 121 stable premature neonates hospitalized in the NICU of Qaem Educational Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. They were randomly divided into three… Expand
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