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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Myelomeningocele

Myelomeningocele

Chapter:
(p.95) 11 Myelomeningocele
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Frank Cerniglia

Shirley W. Ekvall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0011

This chapter discusses myelomeningocele, including biochemical abnormalities and factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation. such as nutritional deficiency, height, weight, skinfold measurements, caloric needs, and physical activity. Physical abnormalities, constipation, feeding skills, urinary tract infection, drug-nutrient interactions, and dietary management are specifically discussed.

Keywords:   myelomeningocele, biochemical abnormalities, nutritional evaluation, physical signs, feeding skills

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