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Gastrostomy feeding in cerebral palsy: enough and no more.

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AIM: gastrostomy feeding children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy (SQCP) improves weight gain but may cause excess deposition of body fat. This study was designed to investigate whether weight gain could be achieved without an adverse effect on body composition by using a low-energy feed in gastrostomy-fed children with SQCP. METHOD: ourteen children (seven male; seven female; median age 2y; range 10mo-11y) with SQCP were studied, 13 of whom were classified as Gross Motor Function C...

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Vernon-Roberts, A More by this author
Vadamalayan, B More by this author
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Journal:
Developmental medicine and child neurology
Volume:
52
Issue:
12
Pages:
1099-1105
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-8749
ISSN:
0012-1622
URN:
uuid:2b6b819a-b8a1-4216-8f1b-fe232d9dc5ac
Source identifiers:
191242
Local pid:
pubs:191242

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