Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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Keywords
long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD); medium chain triglycerides; extreme prematurity; fatty acid oxidation defect; metabolic disorders
Key points
  1. LCHAD deficiency is a severe and rare form of fatty acid oxidation defect. The primary goals are to prevent fasting and to decrease dietary intake of long-chain fatty acids.
  2. The coexistence of extreme prematurity and metabolic disorders necessitates multidisciplinary management invol-ving dietitians and neonatal medicine, genetics and metabolic teams.

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VOLUME 14/ISSUE 2, MARCH 2018
Management considerations in congenital laryngotracheal stenosis
Congenital laryngotracheal stenosis poses significant management challenges, necessitating multidisciplinary input involving paediatric intensivists, neonatologists and paediatric otolaryngologists. Management decisions and patient outcomes are often compounded by coexisting factors including extreme prematurity, gestational age at time of diagnosis and low birth weight. The pathophysiology, treatment options and management considerations related to this complex pathology are discussed.

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