Early versus late parenteral nutrition for critically ill term and late preterm infants

To evaluate the benefits and safety of early versus late parenteral nutrition in critically ill term and late preterm infants.

  • Subgroup analyses will be conducted separately for medical and surgical infants and for each condition within those subgroups.
  • Subgroup analysis will also examine gestation (late preterm - 34 to 36 6/7 weeks' postmenstrual age (PMA) - and term - ≥ 37 weeks' PMA - infants), given known differences in short-term and long-term outcomes between these groups (Kugelman 2013).

This is a protocol.