Preterm infants with a birth weight less than 1500 grams have special nutritional needs in comparison to full-term neonates. During their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit an increased supply with energy, protein, vitamins and electrolytes is necessary to establish adequate growth. After discharge from the hospital special breast milk supplements or post discharge formulas are available to cover the special nutrient requirements. Scientific research in this field focuses on growth, adaequate supplementation with nutrients and long term outcome. The group works in good cooperation with the department of clinical pharmacology in context of drug- or pharmacological research.
Methods & Techniques
Clinical research, prospective randomized controlled trials, osmolarity measurements, measurements with the miris breastmilk analyzer
Haiden N, Norooz F, Klebermass –Schrehof K, Horak A-S, Jilma B, Berger A, Repa A. The effect of an osmotic contrast agent on complete meconium evacuation in preterm infants. Pediatrics 2012, in press, e-published Nov 26th
Haiden N, Jilma B, Gerhold B, Klebermass K, Prusa AR, Kuhle S, Rohrmeister K, Kohlhauser-Vollmuth C, Pollak A. Small volume enemas do not accelerate meconium evacuation in very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr Gastr Nutr 44: 270-273, 2007
Haiden N, Schwindt J, Cardona F, Berger A, Klebermass K, Wald M, Kohlhauser- Vollmuth C, Pollak A, Jilma B. Effects of a combined therapy of erythropoietin, iron, folate and vitamin B12 on the transfusion requirements of extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics118: 2004-2013, 2006
Haiden N, Klebermass K, Cardona F, Schwindt J, Berger A, Kohlhauser-Vollmuth C, Jilma B, Pollak A. A randomized controlled trial on the effects of adding vitamin B 12 and folate to erythropoietin for the treatment of anemia of prematurity. Pediatrics 118: 180-188, 2006
Bookchapter: Haiden N, Pollak A. Ernährung von Risikokindern, in Neonatologie; Jorch/Hübler, Thieme 2010; ISBN:978-3-13-146071-4