Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
The nutritional approach in cholestatic liver disease
Domenica Elia, Francesca Laureti, Daniela Giorgio, Alessandra Liguori, Alessia Montano, Daniela Marino, Antonella Diamanti, Teresa Capriati Unità Operativa Semplice di Nutrizione Artificiale, Osp
1Unità Operativa Semplice di Nutrizione Artificiale, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Roma
Infants with cholestasis are at risk for malnutrition. It derived from increased requirements/decrease intake of proteins and calories and fat malabsorption. The nutritional approach should be based on the following key points: a) anthropometric evaluation; b) clinical assessment of malnutrition and c) nutritional strategy that maximizes anabolism.