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Evaluation of splanchnic oximetry, Doppler flow velocimetry in the superior mesenteric artery and feeding tolerance in very low birth weight IUGR and non-IUGR infants receiving bolus versus continuous enteral nutrition

Valentina Bozzetti1*, Giuseppe Paterlini1, Valeria Meroni1, Paola DeLorenzo23, Diego Gazzolo4, Frank Van Bel5, Gerard HA Visser5, MariaGrazia Valsecchi23 and Paolo E Tagliabue1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Neonatal Intensive Care, MBBM Foundation, San Gerardo Hospital, via Pergolesi 33, 20900, Monza, Italy

2 Department of Clinical and Preventive Medicine, Center of Biostatistics for Clinical Epidemiology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

3 Department of Pediatrics, University of Milano-Bicocca, S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy

4 Department of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, C. Arrigo Children’s Hospital, Alessandria, Italy

5 Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, AB, Utrecht, Netherlands

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BMC Pediatrics 2012, 12:106  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-106

Published: 24 July 2012

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