0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Nutritional Support of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants Requiring Prolonged Assisted Ventilation

Laurie Moyer-Mileur, MD, RD; Gary M. Chan, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(9):929-932. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140230099043.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• We studied the influence of nutritional support on weight loss and time to regain birth weight (BW) (<1500 g) in infants requiring prolonged assisted ventilation. A total of 134 infants admitted between 1980 and 1982 were reviewed. Birth weight, gestational age, lowest recorded daily weight and percentage of loss, days to recover BW, energy intake, and nutrient source during the BW-recovery period were determined. A decrease in weight loss (13% to 10%) and in mean (±SD) recovery time (20.9 ±7.3 days to 13.8 ±6.4 days) in very-low-birth-weight, critically ill infants was noted. The use of parenteral feeding routes increased, as well as tolerance of initial enteral feedings following parenteral support. We attribute the decreased convalescence period for BW recovery to improved nutrition secondary to the increased use and earlier initiation of parenteral nutrition.

(AJDC 1986;140:929-932)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();