Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1973;16(3):219-225.
Published online March 31, 1973.
The Effect of a High Calorie Diet on the Weight of Premature Babies
Jae Jung Choi1, Suk Kyu Kim2, Young Won Kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Busan National University
2Busan II Sin Womens Hospital
高張液의 포도당이 早産兒 體重에 치미는 影響
崔載正1, 金錫圭2, 金英嫄2
1釜山大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
2釜山日新病院 小兒科
Of a total of 699 premature babies admitted to the pediatric dept, of I.S.W.H. during 13 months from 1 July 1971 to 31 July 1972, 306 babies were suitable for study. Of these 151 were given 5% glucose in water and 155 were given glucose in water as initial feeding and the following results were obtained using the birth weight as a point of reference: 1.The day on which the initial weight loss was greatest was 3 days earlier in the group fed on 10% glucose than in the group given 5% glucose. 2.The average initial weight loss of the babies on 5% glucose was 3. 5% greater than those given 10% glucose. 3.The day on which the birth weight was regained was 4 days earlier in the 10% glucose group. 4. The day on which the babies were fit for discharge (at a weight of 2, 270~2, 500 gm.) was about 5 days earlier in. the 10% glucose group. It follows that the average stay in hospital was shortened by this amount. 5.The death rate of the total 699 premature infants (including previable ones) was 22% in the 5% glucose group it was 23% and in the 10% group 20%. However, as many other factors are involved it is not possible to draw any conclusions from this. 6.Accordingly we have studied the significance of the at present controversial use of intravenous high calorie alimentation.

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