16 April 2014

Body composition at birth in preterm infants between 30 and 36 weeks gestation

Posted in Scientific, PEA POD

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A new scientific study appeared on the Pediatric Research Journal confirming the validity and reliability of ADP measurements with the PEA POD on healthy newly born preterm infants.

The aim of this study is to provide the first descriptive fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM) data from healthy newborn preterm infants at birth as a proxy for healthy in utero body composition.

Body mass and volume were obtained using ADP within 72 h of birth in 98 singleton, appropriate-for-gestational-age preterm infants.

The study conclusions are that "ADP is a safe, feasible and non-invasive method of determining body composition in healthy newly born preterm infants as young as 30 weeks gestation. All infants were continuously monitored and tolerated the measurements".

The study adds also that "In the future, integrating body composition information into the nutritional management of preterm infants may help to identify new strategies to optimize growth and development in this vulnerable population".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Body composition at birth in preterm infants between 30 and 36 weeks gestation"
- Authors
: S. E. Ramel, H. L. Gray, B. A. Davern and E. W. Demerath - Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
- Published in
:Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jan 27

The scientific article can be purchased at the following link: click here


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