Study: Nutrition cycling doesn't protect VLBW babies from cholestasis

04/13/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Early cycling of parenteral nutrition to reduce the metabolic load to the liver does not delay or prevent cholestasis in very low birth weight babies, according to researchers from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The study in the Journal of Pediatrics said risk factors for cholestasis included bronchopulmonary dysplasia, duration of parenteral nutrition and days to full enteral nutrition.

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