TPN and Enteral Feeds for Children
About The Module:
After participating in this lecture, you will be able to:
- Define the nutritional needs of children who require TPN and/or enteral feeds
- Define the essential components of TPN for children
- Define the elements of a TPN prescription for a child
- Describe the available enteral feeds for children
- Describe the 5 most common complications in children on TPN and available methods to resolve these problems
About The Speaker:
Dr. Debora Duro is Medical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation and Nutrition Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, and an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Duro’s research focuses on Intestinal Failure and Parenteral Nutrition–Associated Liver Disease. She developed a noninvasive breath test based on 13C-methionine to assess the progression and improvement of intestinal failure–associated liver disease. She has investigated in a multicenter prospective study risk factors for the development of Intestinal Failure and Parenteral Nutrition–Associated Liver Disease in a cohort of infants who underwent surgery for Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Dr Duro has many publications in the field of Nutrition and Intestinal Failure and has been invited to participate as a speaker in many national and international medical meetings.
Dr. Debora Duro is graduated in Medicine from the Pontificia University Catholic of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She obtained a Master's Degree in Nutrition at Florida International University and did her Pediatrics Residency at Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida. She completed her Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at Children’s Hospital Boston for three and one–half years after her training as an attending in Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.