Nutritional management of surgical newborns and infants in the acute phase and during follow up

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Abstract

The neonatal period represents a crucial stage of life since it is characterized by the development of organ structure and function. Early life is particularly susceptible to environmental factors through a programming effect. As a result, inadequate nutrition in early life leads to long-term mental and physical developmental alterations and increased mortality and morbidity. In this review, we will summarize available evidence with a particular focus on metabolic responses to surgical trauma, nutritional strategies that can be implemented in surgical infants and specific barriers to nutritional support after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number197
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 23 2018

Keywords

  • Newborns
  • Nutrition
  • Surgical infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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