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Carbohydrate supplementation of human milk to promote growth in preterm infants

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Title
Carbohydrate supplementation of human milk to promote growth in preterm infants
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 1999
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000280
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Carl A Kuschel, Jane E Harding

Abstract

This section is under preparation and will be included in the next issue. The main objective was to determine if addition of carbohydrate supplements to human milk leads to improved growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes without significant adverse effects in preterm infants. The standard search strategy of the Neonatal Review Group was used. This includes searches of the Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials, MEDLINE, previous reviews including cross references, abstracts, conferences and symposia proceedings, expert informants, journal handsearching mainly in the English language. All trials utilising random or quasi-random allocation evaluating the supplementation of human milk with carbohydrate in preterm infants within a nursery setting were eligible. Not applicable. No eligible trials were found. There are no studies which have specifically evaluated the addition of carbohydrate alone for the purpose of improving growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. No recommendations for practice can be made. Research should be directed towards comparison of different quantities and types of carbohydrate in multicomponent fortifiers containing protein and minerals, specifically evaluating short-term growth and long-term growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%