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Very Low Birth Weight Infants - docosahexaenoic acid (dha) - 48450

DHA ranging from about 30 mg/kg/d (total intravenous lipid intake was 0.5g/kg/d) to about 200 mg/kg/d (total intravenous lipid intake was 3.5g/kg/d) given continuously as a 24 hour intravenous infusion (Omegaven contains DHA and EPA in a proportion of about 2:1) administered from the first day of life in VLBW infants reduced the need for laser therapy to treat retinopathy. [Pediatrics, 2011;127:223-228 48450 (05/2011)] Summary Interview PubMed

Very Low Birth Weight Infants - Glutamine

Glutamine 0.3 gm/kg/d (maximum dose) reduce hospital costs by 30%. [J Parenteral Enteral Nutr, 1998;22:352-356. 31097 (1999)] Summary Interview

Very Low Birth Weight Infants - Glutamine - 2

Glutamine 0.3 gm/kg/d (maximum dose) reduce hospital costs by 30%. [J Pediatrics, 1997;131:691-699. 29199 ] Summary
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