09 February 2016
Resting energy expenditure, macronutrient utilization, and body composition in term infants after corrective surgery of major congenital anomalies: A case-study.
This study published in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, investigates metabolic changes and nutritional needs during the postsurgical anabolic phase in infants
This analysis explores the associations of resting energy expenditure (REE) and macronutrient utilization with body composition of full-term infants, during catch-up growth after corrective surgery of major congenital anomalies.
Body composition, expressed as fat-free mass (FFM), fat mass (FM) and adiposity defined as percentage of FM (% FM), was measured by air displacement plethysmography using the Pea Pod.
The study conclusions are: "the marked adiposity depletion, not expected during steady weight gain in the postsurgical period, prompts us to report this finding. The subsequent adiposity catch-up was associated with relatively high REE and RQ, suggesting preferential oxidation of carbohydrates and preservation of lipids for fat storage."
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Resting energy expenditure, macronutrient utilization, and body composition in term infants after corrective surgery of major congenital anomalies: A case-study"
- Authors: Pereira-da-Silva, L., Rodrigues, L., Moreira, A.C., Virella, D., Alves, M., Correia, M., Cordeiro-Ferreira, G. - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal
- Published in:Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 403-412, 2015
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