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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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Roles and Experiences of Parents in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: An International Survey of Parental Perspectives of Communication in the NICU

Although partnering with parents is important to improving neonatal outcomes, no studies have investigated what parents are taught, remember, or experience when their child is afflicted with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Purpose: To characterize parental perceptions of communication and support they were … Continue reading

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Physiological effects of prebiotics and its role in prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm neonates

Abstract Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most serious gastrointestinal emergencies in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates, affecting 7–14% of these neonates. Due to the seriousness of the disease, prevention of NEC is the most important goal. … Continue reading

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Risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates: a systematic review of prognostic studies

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe multifactorial disease in preterm neonates associated with high morbidity and mortality. Better insight into prognostic values of the many reported factors associated with NEC is needed to enable identification of neonates at risk for … Continue reading

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