The Need to Feed: Effects of amino acid administration on protein metabolism and antioxidant defense in preterm infants
De noodzaak tot voeden: Effecten van aminozuur toediening op eiwit en antioxidant metabolisme in prematuur geborenen
Neonates with a gestational age <37 weeks are called preterm. This thesis, however, presents studies in very preterm infants (gestational age <28 weeks), some being even extremely preterm (gestational age <26 weeks). Apart from gestational age, preterm neonates can be classified according to birth weight: low birth weight infants, weighing <2500 gram; very low birth weight infants, weighing <1500 gram; and extremely low birth weight infants, weighing <1000 gram. The cause of prematurity is multifactorial. Maternal factors (preeclampsia, life style, age, infection), pregnancy factors (placenta previa, premature rupture of membranes, polyhydramnion) , as well as fetal factors (multiple gestation, congenital anomalies) play a role.
|J.B. van Goudoever (Hans)|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Sophia Children’s Hospital Fund|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
te Braake, F.W.J. (2008, December 11). The Need to Feed: Effects of amino acid administration on protein metabolism and antioxidant defense in preterm infants. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/14926