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Research Project: Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition During Development

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Working group reports: Evaluation of the evidence to support practice guidelines for nutritional care of preterm infants-the Pre-B Project

item RAITEN, DANIEL - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)
item STEIBER, ALISON - Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics
item CARLSON, SUSAN - University Of Kansas
item GRIFFIN, IAN - University Of California
item ANDERSON, DIANE - Baylor College Of Medicine
item HAY, JR., WILLIAM - University Of Colorado
item ROBINS, SANDRA - Inova Fairfax Hospital
item NEU, JOSEF - University Of Florida
item GEORGIEFF, MICHAEL - University Of Minnesota
item GROH-WARGO, SHARON - Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
item FENTON, TANIS - University Of Calgary
item PRE-B CONSULTATIVE, WORKING GROUPS - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)
item Burrin, Douglas - Doug

Submitted to: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/17/2015
Publication Date: 1/20/2016
Citation: Raiten, D.J., Steiber, A.L., Carlson, S.E., Griffin, I., Anderson, D., Hay, Jr., W.W., Robins, S., Neu, J., Georgieff, M.K., Groh-Wargo, S., Fenton, T.R., Pre-B Consultative, W., Burrin, D.G. 2016. Working group reports: Evaluation of the evidence to support practice guidelines for nutritional care of preterm infants-the Pre-B Project. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 103(2):648S-78S. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.117309.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The "Evaluation of the Evidence to Support Practice Guidelines for the Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants: The Pre-B Project" is the first phase in a process to present the current state of knowledge and to support the development of evidence-informed guidance for the nutritional care of preterm and high-risk newborn infants. The future systematic reviews that will ultimately provide the underpinning for guideline development will be conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Evidence Analysis Library (EAL). To accomplish the objectives of this first phase, the Pre-B Project organizers established 4 working groups (WGs) to address the following themes: 1) nutrient specifications for preterm infants, 2) clinical and practical issues in enteral feeding of preterm infants, 3) gastrointestinal and surgical issues, and 4) current standards of infant feeding. Each WG was asked to 1) develop a series of topics relevant to their respective themes, 2) identify questions for which there is sufficient evidence to support a systematic review process conducted by the EAL, and 3) develop a research agenda to address priority gaps in our understanding of the role of nutrition in health and development of preterm/neonatal intensive care unit infants. This article is a summary of the reports from the 4 Pre-B WGs.