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Disease or Condition
Metabolic Profiles in Preterm Infants (Neonatal)
These premature newborns will be observed and monitored at all times as per our norm in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The goal of this study is to better understand the effects that intravenous nutritional and feedings have on the metabolic status of growing preterm babies.
Documentation of informed consent.
Less than or equal to 24 hours of age.
Gestational age between 23 weeks and 0/7 days and 31 weeks and 0/7 days as per the best estimate by the neonatologist.
If subject is transferred to another hospital, the ability to obtain follow-up data on outcomes.
No major anomalies (inborn error of metabolism, chromosomal abnormalities, cyanotic congenital heart disease, gastroschisis, omphalocele, diaphragmatic hernia or other major gastrointestinal anomalies, major neurological injury or anomaly, and multiple congenital anomalies).
Outborn (transferred for intensive care from another hospital).