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Preterm/Neonatal and Pediatric Malnutrition
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Dena L. Goldberg, PhD, RDN
Carilion Children’s, Roanoke, USA
Research interests: preterm neonatal nutrition and lactation support; preterm/neonatal malnutrition
Patricia Becker, MS, RDN, CSP, FAND
Dayton Children’s Hospital, USA
Research interests: pediatric nutrition; neonatal nutrition; malnutrition
About This Topic
Over the past five years, clinicians who care for children have endeavoured to standardize the definition of malnutrition in the paediatric population and to set forth recommended criteria for its diagnosis in the acute care, ambulatory care and community care settings. Criteria have been suggested for both the paediatric and the preterm / neonatal populations.
Malnutrition in these populations related to undernutrition are characterized by poor growth and development and, in hospitalized children, longer length of stay, higher rates of infectious and non-infectious comorbidities, higher health care costs, higher rates of hospital readmissions, and decreased survival. These relationships suggest that identification and diagnosis of malnutrition related to undernutrition is key to facilitating timely nutrition interventions and preventing malnutrition related adverse outcomes. Historically, a lack of standards in defining and identifying malnutrition in these populations exists, making it difficult to determine the true prevalence and to measure the impact of nutrition intervention on health outcomes.
The Preterm/Neonatal and Paediatric Malnutrition special issue’s goal is to publish articles that further this aim. Articles related to malnutrition risk screening, malnutrition assessment, malnutrition diagnosis and treatment, current state of practice, quality improvement and case studies are welcome.
pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition risk screening
pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition assessment
pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition diagnosis and treatment
pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition identification and outcomes
pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition case studies
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