Enteral feeding of intrauterine growth restriction preterm infants: theoretical risks and practical implications


Submitted: 7 June 2017
Accepted: 26 June 2017
Published: 28 June 2017
Abstract Views: 2291
PDF: 1386
HTML: 689
Publisher's note
All claims expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their affiliated organizations, or those of the publisher, the editors and the reviewers. Any product that may be evaluated in this article or claim that may be made by its manufacturer is not guaranteed or endorsed by the publisher.

Authors

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) infants are thought to have impaired gut function after birth secondary to intrauterine redistribution of the blood flow, due to placental insufficiency, with a consequent reduction of gut perfusion. For this reason, infants complicated by IUGR have been considered at higher risk of feeding intolerance. Postnatal evaluation of splanchnic perfusion, through Doppler of the superior mesenteric artery, and of splanchnic oxygenation, through near infrared spectroscopy measurements, may be useful in evaluating the persistence (or not) of the redistribution of blood flow occurred in utero.

Valentina Bozzetti, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, MBBM Foundation, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Paolo E. Tagliabue, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, MBBM Foundation, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Supporting Agencies

Merqurio Editore

Bozzetti, V., & Tagliabue, P. E. (2017). Enteral feeding of intrauterine growth restriction preterm infants: theoretical risks and practical implications. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 39(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2017.160

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Citations