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.
|Title of host publication||Gastroenterology and Nutrition|
|Subtitle of host publication||Neonatology Questions and Controversies|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
- Surgical neonate