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Nutritional Status and Gut Health in Preterm Infants
What is it, and how do we assess it?
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Dr. Nicholas Embleton will discuss the following topics:
A comprehensive practical approach to nutrition requires recognition of multiple interacting elements.
Nutritional status is a multidimensional and dynamic concept - what you are, what you eat, what you can do.
Nutrition includes 1) nutrients 2) functional components 3) microbiome 4) socio, techno, and behavioral aspects.
Assessment of nutritional status requires a structured approach - ABCDE.
Breastmilk is more than food.
Gut health is a continuum rather than a binary outcome of 'healthy' or 'un-healthy'.
About Dr. Nicholas Embleton
Dr Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, having completed paediatric and neonatal training in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Vancouver, Canada. His doctoral thesis was on ‘Protein Requirements in Preterm Infants’. Dr Embleton helps lead a broad portfolio of research coordinated by the NEWCASTLE NEONATAL NUTRITION & NECROTISING ENTEROCOLITIS (N4) RESEARCH TEAM based in Newcastle. The research group includes the unique Great North Neonatal Biobank led by Clinical Director Dr Janet Berrington that holds stool, urine, blood & breastmilk samples and data from over 1000 very preterm infants. Studies include large-scale NIHR nutrition trials that recruited >5000 preterm infants, in-house studies looking at immune development, and mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic studies, as well as qualitative studies with parents.
Professor Embleton coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study that has tracked the growth and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence, including measures of insulin sensitivity and body composition, along with epigenetic correlates. Current trials include exploring the impact of exclusive human milk diets in extremely preterm infants (INDIGO), and feeding in late and moderately preterm infants (FLAMINGO). Professor Embleton is an elected member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition, and coordinates the UK based Neonatal Nutrition Network, and has >175 peer reviewed publications in addition to numerous educational articles and book chapters.