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The Nest 20: Diarrhoea / Prematurity / Malnutrition

Editor(s): W. Solomons, Richard J. Cooke, S-C. Chao. vol. 20

Diarrhoea - Treatment of Severe Diarrhoea Prematurity - Feeding Preterm Infants:Practical Advice Malnutrition - Clinical Significance of Gastric Emptying in Malnourished Children This publication is not available online yet.

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Treatment of Severe Diarrhoea

Author(s): N.W. Solomons

The annual incidence of acute diarrhoea is not declining.Vaccines are available for only a few types of intestinal infections,and not the most common ones. Attempts over the yearsto immunize against cholera have been unsuccessful, whereas avaccine against rotavirus - the most important cause of diarrhoealillness in early life - was approved in 1998, but later withdrawndue to safety concerns.

Feeding Preterm Infants: Practical Advice

Author(s): R.J. Cooke

The fundamental principle underlying nutritional support is that intake meetsneeds, thereby ensuring the best outcome. This is not simple in the pretermvery-low-birth-weight infant (VLBWI) because it takes time to establish ‘adequate’dietary intakes in the more immature and ‘sick’ infant. What is ‘adequate’and what is not is not well-defined.

Clinical Signifiance of Gastric Emptying in Malnourished Children

Author(s): H-C. Chao

Abnormalities in gastric emptying have been documented in a wide variety ofclinical conditions. Delayed gastric emptying is usually found in malnourishedchildren, associated with inadequate intake of dietary calories and protein andrelated to malnutrition or growth retardation.