Adiposità intra-addominale in nati pretermine: studio esplorativo.

Translated title of the contribution: [Intra-abdominal adiposity in preterm infants: an explorative study].

F. Taroni, L. Forzenigo, T. Tondolo, N. Liotto, B. Bracco, E. Garavaglia, F. Garbarino, P. Biondetti, F. Mosca

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The aim of the present study was to compare the total body fat mass and the intra-abdominal adipose tissue between preterm infants assessed at term corrected age and full-term newborns. An observational explorative study was conducted. 25 preterm and 10 full term infants were evaluated at 0-1 month of corrected and postnatal age, respectively. The total body fat mass was assessed by means of an air displacement plethysmography system (Pea Pod COSMED, USA) and the intra-abdominal adipose tissue by means of magnetic resonance imaging (software program SliceOMatic, Version 4.3,Tomovision, Canada). Total body fat mass (g) of preterm and term infants was 633 (+/- 183) and 538 (+/- 203) respectively while intra-abdominal fat mass (g) was 14.2 (+/- 4.9) and 19.9 (+/- 11.4). Preterm infants, although exhibiting a total body fat mass higher than full term infants, do not show an increased intra-abdominal adipose tissue.

Translated title of the contribution[Intra-abdominal adiposity in preterm infants: an explorative study].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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