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Parenteral Nutrition

  • Jacques Rigo
  • Thibault Senterre


Modern perinatal medicine has resulted in dramatic decrease of mortality in premature infants, especially very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants. With the major advances in life-support measures, nutrition has become one the most debated issues in the care of low-birth-weight infants. In this regard, several reports have shown the major effect of quantitative and qualitative nutrition during the first period of life on early and late outcome.


Preterm Infant Parenteral Nutrition Lipid Emulsion Transitional Period Medium Chain Triglyceride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Rigo
    • 1
  • Thibault Senterre
  1. 1.Department of NeonatologyUniversity of Liège, CHR de la Citadelle LiègeBelgium

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