Tag Archives: necrotising enterocolitis

Does providing a very small volume of maternal colostrum into the mouth of preterm babies (oropharyngeal colostrum (OPC)) prevent complications and improve health outcomes?

Placing a small volume of colostrum – the first milk produced by the mother during the first few days of life – directly onto the inside of the cheeks of preterm infants may provide immunological and growth factors that stimulate … Continue reading

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Impact of umbilical cord milking and pasteurized donor human milk on necrotizing enterocolitis: a retrospective review

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious complication of prematurity. The objective of this retrospective review was to evaluate the impact of an umbilical cord milking protocol (UCM) and pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) on NEC rates in infants less than 30 weeks … Continue reading

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The temporal relationship between exposure to bovine milk products and surgical NEC in preterm infants

Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) continues to be a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is less common in breastfed infants suggesting a protective role for breast milk. However NEC is now being seen in fully breast milk fed infants … Continue reading

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Diagnosing necrotising enterocolitis earlier

Premature babies sometimes suffer from a condition called necrotising enterocolitis which has a high mortality rate. At the moment there are no reliable biomarkers for diagnosing necrotising enterocolitis but in this study Tareq Al-Shargabi, from the Children’s National Health System … Continue reading

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SIGNEC Fifth International Conference on Necrotising Enterocolitis

The fifth SIGNEC (special interest group in necrotising enterocolitis) international conference was held on 16-17 October 2017 in London. This special supplement reviews the ground-breaking work in the field of necrotising enterocolitis. To access the supplement click here

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Down’s syndrome and necrotising enterocolitis

Necrotising enterocolitis is a condition in which bacterial infection causes cells in parts of babies bowels to die off. In this study Clifford L. Cua, from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, led a team of researchers looking into the … Continue reading

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The ConNECtion Between Abdominal Signs and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants 501 to 1500 g

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) can become severe quickly, making early recognition a priority and understanding the occurrence of abdominal and clinical signs of impending NEC important. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships of abdominal signs up to 36 … Continue reading

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