Nutrition for the Surgical Neonate

Holly J. Engelstad, Brad W. Warner

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Surgical procedures are not infrequent among patients admitted to regional neonatal intensive care units. Adequate nutrition in the newborn period, especially during times of critical illness and “stress, " is necessary to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition. Additionally, many surgical patients are at risk for long-term growth failure and nutritional deficiencies. This chapter aims to address critical elements in understanding the metabolic stress response and the nutritional management of surgical neonates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology and Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationNeonatology Questions and Controversies
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780323545020
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Surgical neonate


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