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Enteral feeding regimens and necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants: a multicentre case-control study

Henderson, G; Craig, S; Brocklehurst, P; McGuire, W

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BACKGROUND Most preterm infants who develop necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) have received enteral feeds. Uncertainty exists about which aspects of the feeding regimen affect the risk of NEC. AIM To examine associations between various enteral feeding practices and the development of NEC in preterm infants. METHODS Multicentre case-control study. 53 preterm infants with NEC were enrolled together with a gestational age frequency-matched control without NEC from a randomly selected neonatal unit....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100957
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2007.119560

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