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Total parenteral nutrition and sepsis.
  1. N Beganović,
  2. S P Verloove-Vanhorick,
  3. R Brand,
  4. J H Ruys
  1. Department of Paediatrics, St Joseph Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


    In 1279 very premature or very low birthweight infants the use and duration of treatment with total parenteral nutrition were associated with short gestational age and low birth weight. Infants treated with total parenteral nutrition had a higher risk of sepsis usually caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis or Staphylococcus aureus.

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