Title: Treatment of severe acute malnutrition in infants
Author: Vygen, Sabine Barbara
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2012-11-30 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract for TropEd website_S Vygen.pdf
Management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in infants under6 months has been poorly addressed. To contribute to fill in this knowledge gap the results of a nutritional rehabilitation program in Niger are reported. Study design: Presentation of a case series (n=632) of young infants who selfpresented to a nutrition rehabilitation program in 2010-11. Main characteristics of the inpatient treatment protocol were: diluted F-100 milk via the supplementary suckling technique until exclusive breastfeeding was re-initialized; coaching of mothers on infant feeding and intensive antibiotic therapy if indicated during stabilisation phase. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with 103 mothers.
Classification: 2012 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-12-03 03:56:31 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-12-03 03:58:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-12-03 04:00:57 (W3C-DTF)

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