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Chapter 32: Assessment of Nutrition Status by Age and Determining Nutrient Needs
Timothy Sentongo, MD, ABPNS

Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface

Chapter 32 Contents


Domain A: Anthropometric Variables
Newborns and Preterm Infants
Term Infants to Age 20 Years
Use of Z Scores vs Percentiles
Weight-for-Length and BMI
Head Circumference
Muac and Triceps Skinfold
Growth Velocity Charts

Disease-Specific Growth Reference Charts
Cerebral Palsy
Genetic Disorders

Domain B: Dynamism of Growth  

Domain C: Duration of Nutrition Abnormalities
Abnormal Growth, Illness, or Injury
Puberty Status

Domain D: Determining Etiology and Pathogenesis of Nutrition Abnormalities

Domain E: Impact of Nutrition Abnormalities on the Patient’s Function and Development
Nutrition Assessment

Determination of Nutrient Needs
Protein and Energy Requirements of the Premature Infant 
Calcium and Phosphorous Requirements
Protein and Energy Requirements of Full-Term Infants and Children

Nutrition Requirements by Age Category
Energy and Protein Requirements for Infants Age Birth to 6 Months
Protein And Energy Requirements After Age > 6 Months

Estimating Energy Requirements During Illness
Indirect Calorimetry
Prediction Equations
Refeeding Syndrome

Vitamin and Mineral Needs
Calcium I
Vitamin D

Learning Objectives

1.     Identify the important components of pediatric nutrition assessment ranging from growth measurements to using reference data and standard deviation scores.

2.     Describe the domains of nutrition assessment in pediatrics.

3.     Recognize the potential nutrition deficiencies and excesses commonly found among the pediatric population.

4.     Understand how to determine nutrient requirements.


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