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Journal of Neonatology
Year : 2009, Volume : 23, Issue : 4
First page : ( 294) Last page : ( 298)
Print ISSN : 0973-2179. Online ISSN : 0973-2187.

Research issues in parenteral nutrition

Tagare Amit, Vaidya Umesh

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, KEM Hospital, Rasta Peth, Pune-411 011, kemnicu@gmail.com.


Extrauterine growth retardation is a major clinical problem in preterm infants. Aggressive nutritional interventions may play an important role to fight this prevalent problem. Parenteral nutrition is almost indispensable part of aggressive nutritional approach in neonates, because of certain limitations of enteral route during first few days of life. Formidable research work done in developed world has resolved certain important issues like dosage regimens. However, still we need to resolve quite a few unanswered queries. This is especially true for Indian context where we dea'i with a different population of neonates than the developed world. In this article we will discuss both the resolved and unresolved issues regarding neonatal parenteral nutrition and the research priorities for us.


Key words

growth, neonate, nutrition, parentera.


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