Curr Health Sci J, vol. 44, no. 3, 2018

A Simple Method of Calculation in Excel the Protein Requirements in Preterm New Borns

[Original Paper]

E.C. STOICANESCU(1), F. POPESCU(2), A. ZAVATE(3)


(1)MD-Pediatrician, PhD student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)MD, PhD-Pediatrician, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)MD, PhD-Pediatric Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Introduction: The nutritional balance between the nutritional requirements of the organism and the intake is a very delicate thing to adjust especially when it comes to the premature new-born in whom often the oral feeding is very challenging and the need for parenteral feeding is very pressing. Purpose: The goal of this article is to present a simple method of calculation for the amino acid parenteral intake in preterm infants using the Excel spreadsheet platform as a platform. Material and Method: Using Excel commands, we translate the algorithms for the protein requirements calculation into an electronic format. This will allow the creation of a template that quickly identifies the need for proteins according to the clinical and evolutional features of the premature new-born, significantly reducing the duration of the calculation. Results: This method is easy to perform, simple and efficient. The calculation template has significantly reduced the errors and the actual working time w


Keywords:
Software; protein equilibrium; preterm infants; excel platform



Corresponding:
Eugen Cristi Stoicanescu, MD-Pediatrician, PhD student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, e-mail: prof.dr.stoicanescu@gmail.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.44.03.09 - Download PDF