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Nutrition, Growth and Development Among Very Preterm Infants

2014-08-27 03:14:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of increased supply of energy, protein, vitamin A and the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid on growth, brain maturation and cognitive function.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Conditions

Low Birth Weight Infant

Intervention

Nutrition

Location

Akershus University Hospital
Nordbyhagen
Norway

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Oslo

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:38-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An infant having a birth weight of 2500 gm. (5.5 lb.) or less but INFANT, VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT is available for infants having a birth weight of 1500 grams (3.3 lb.) or less.

An infant whose weight at birth is less than 1000 grams (2.2 lbs), regardless of gestational age.

An infant whose weight at birth is less than 1500 grams (3.3 lbs), regardless of gestational age.

An infant having a birth weight lower than expected for its gestational age.

A method of continuously holding a partially wrapped baby to the chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. Originally it was a method of caring for LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANT in developing countries and is now more widespread in developed nations. Aside from encouraging breast feeding, the extra sleep that the infant gets assists in regulating body temperature, helps the baby conserve energy, and redirects calorie expenditures toward growth and weight gain.

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