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Nutrition for the Preterm Neonate

A Clinical Perspective

  • Sanjay Patole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Developmental Physiology of the GIT and Feed Intolerance

  3. Enteral Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, Akhil Maheshwari
      Pages 27-46
    3. Suresh Birajdar, Mary Sharp, Sanjay Patole
      Pages 115-134
    4. Keith J. Barrington
      Pages 135-151
    5. Jill Sherriff, Gemma McLeod
      Pages 153-171
    6. Gemma McLeod, Jill Sherriff, Sanjay Patole
      Pages 173-190
  4. Parenteral Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Girish Deshpande, Rajesh Maheshwari
      Pages 215-231
    3. Hester Vlaardingerbroek, Johannes B. van Goudoever
      Pages 233-252
    4. Karen Simmer
      Pages 253-266
  5. Catch up Growth/Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Nicholas D. Embleton, Claire L. Wood, Robert J. Tinnion
      Pages 269-290
  6. Monitoring Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291

About this book


This book is a collection of state-of-the-art reviews on the various aspects of nutrition for the preterm neonate, by internationally renowned clinicians and researchers from Australia, UK, USA, Canada, and Italy. It provides the scientific basis and clinical perspective on the A to Z of enteral and parenteral nutrition for extremely preterm neonates, making it valuable for all involved in the care of this high-risk population. The topics covered range from the developmental physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, and early trophic feeds, to aggressive enteral and parenteral nutrition, and feeding under special conditions such as intrauterine growth restriction and chronic lung disease.

Survival of extremely preterm neonates has improved significantly following the advances in neonatal intensive care. Extrauterine growth restriction is recognised as a serious and almost universal issue in this population. Considering the long term consequences of nutritional deficit and poor growth (e.g. neurodevelopmental impairment, short stature and metabolic disorders), optimising nutrition in the early postnatal life of the preterm neonate is crucial. However this is easier said than done considering the frequency of feed intolerance, fear of necrotising enterocolitis, and the hesitancy in adopting an aggressive approach to parenteral nutrition in this population.

The simple and practical approach of this comprehensive and unique book makes it a must read for clinicians as well as researchers involved in neonatal intensive care. It is a useful resource for trainees in neonatology, paediatric gastroenterology, and neonatal nursing, and also for dieticians specialising in neonatal nutrition.

Key features and content:

·          Developmental physiology of the gastrointestinal tract

·          Systematic review of the evidence in various aspects of nutrition for the preterm neonate

·          Evidence-based practice in nutrition for the preterm neonate

·          Current gaps in knowledge and directions for further research


Clinical Infants Nutrition Premature Preterm neonate

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Patole
    • 1
  1. 1., Neonatal PaediatricsKEM Hospital for WomenPerthAustralia

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