Enteral feeding for very low birth weight infants: reducing the risk of necrotising enterocolitis

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Title Enteral feeding for very low birth weight infants: reducing the risk of necrotising enterocolitis
Author Chauhan, M.; Henderson, Ginny; McGuire, W.
Journal Name Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Publishinhg Group
Abstract The principal modifiable risk factors for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in very low birth weight infants relate to enteral feeding practices. Evidence exists that feeding with formula milk increases the risk of NEC. Currently, only limited data are available on the effect of the timing of feed introduction and advancement on the risk of developing NEC. Large, multicentre randomised controlled trials of these strategies are needed. Other promising interventions that merit further evaluation include the use of prebiotics and probiotics, and the avoidance of exposure to H2-receptor antagonists.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://adc.bmj.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/adc.2007.115824
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Volume 93
Issue Number 2
Page from F162
Page to F166
ISSN 1359-2998
Date Accessioned 2008-07-02
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/20447
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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