Daily physical activity in low-risk pre-term infants: Positive impact on bone strength and mid-upper arm circumference

Tosun Ö. , BAYAT M. , GÜNEŞ T. , ERDEM E.

ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, pp.635-639, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/03014460.2011.598187
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-639
  • Keywords: Anthropometry, bone strength, physical activity, pre-term infants, quantitative ultrasound, X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY, QUANTITATIVE ULTRASOUND, PREMATURE-INFANTS, MINERALIZATION, DISEASE, GROWTH, BIRTH, EXERCISE, CALCIUM, MILK


Background: Prevention of pre-term osteopenia is important because it results in ventilator dependency, fractures in long bones, softening of the ribs or respiratory failure due to bone breaks in newborns.