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Title: Micronutrient requirements of high-risk infants

item ABRAMS, STEVEN - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item HAWTHORNE, KELI - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item PLACENCIA, JENNIFER - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item DINH, KIMBERLY - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)

Submitted to: Clinics in Perinatology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/11/2014
Publication Date: 6/6/2014
Citation: Abrams, S.A., Hawthorne, K.M., Placencia, J.L., Dinh, K.L. 2014. Micronutrient requirements of high-risk infants. Clinics in Perinatology. 41(2):347-361.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Micronutrient requirements are well-established for healthy full-term infants. However, few such recommendations exist for high-risk infants, including full-term infants with a variety of medical disorders or very preterm infants. Key micronutrients considered in this review are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and zinc. The ongoing unresolved shortages, especially of intravenous forms of these minerals, remain a major problem. Considered are some aspects of how the nutrient shortages may be managed, recognizing the complexity and changing nature of the supply.