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Selected macro/micronutrient needs of the routine preterm infant
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Pediatrics, ISSN 0022-3476, E-ISSN 1097-6833, Vol. 162, no 3, S48-S55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Requirements for optimal nutrition, especially for micronutrients, are not well defined for premature infants. The "reference fetus," developed by Ziegler et al,(1) has served as a model to define nutritional needs and studies designed to determine nutrient requirements. Revision of nutrient requirements and provision of optimal nutrition may lead to improved outcomes in preterm infants. Appropriate provision of nutrients also may help prevent nutritional disorders, such as metabolic bone disease and anemia. In this review, we discuss calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, iron, and copper, and define optimal intakes based on the available published data. (J Pediatr 2013;162:S48-55).

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 162, no 3, S48-S55 p.
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25(OH)D, 25-hydroxy vitamin D; ELBW, Extremely low birth weight; LBW, Low birth weight; PTH, Parathyroid hormone; VLBW, Very low birth weight
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67962DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.053ISI: 000315785100008PubMedID: 23445848OAI: diva2:615715
The Global Neonatal Consensus Symposium, Feeding the Preterm Infant, held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 13-15, 2010
Available from: 2013-04-11 Created: 2013-04-09 Last updated: 2013-11-21Bibliographically approved

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