Working group reports: Evaluation of the evidence to support practice guidelines for nutritional care of preterm infants-the Pre-B Project

Daniel J. Raiten, Alison L. Steiber, Susan E. Carlson, Ian Griffin, Diane Anderson, William W. Hay, Sandra Robins, Josef Neu, Michael K. Georgieff, Sharon Groh-Wargo, Tanis R. Fenton

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Abstract

The "Evaluation of the Evidence to Support Practice Guidelines for the Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants: The Pre-B Project" is the first phase in a process to present the current state of knowledge and to support the development of evidence-informed guidance for the nutritional care of preterm and high-risk newborn infants. The future systematic reviews that will ultimately provide the underpinning for guideline development will be conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Evidence Analysis Library (EAL). To accomplish the objectives of this first phase, the Pre-B Project organizers established 4 working groups (WGs) to address the following themes: 1) nutrient specifications for preterm infants, 2) clinical and practical issues in enteral feeding of preterm infants, 3) gastrointestinal and surgical issues, and 4) current standards of infant feeding. Each WG was asked to 1) develop a series of topics relevant to their respective themes, 2) identify questions for which there is sufficient evidence to support a systematic review process conducted by the EAL, and 3) develop a research agenda to address priority gaps in our understanding of the role of nutrition in health and development of preterm/neonatal intensive care unit infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648S-678S
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Enteral nutrition
  • Growth
  • Nutrient requirements
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Preterm birth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Raiten, D. J., Steiber, A. L., Carlson, S. E., Griffin, I., Anderson, D., Hay, W. W., Robins, S., Neu, J., Georgieff, M. K., Groh-Wargo, S., & Fenton, T. R. (2016). Working group reports: Evaluation of the evidence to support practice guidelines for nutritional care of preterm infants-the Pre-B Project. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(2), 648S-678S. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.115.117309