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Dysfunction of the transition from fetal to neonatal circulatory systems may be a major contributor to poor outcome following preterm birth. Evidence exists in the human for both a period of low flow between 5 and 11 h and a later period of increased flow, suggesting a hypoperfusion-reperfusion cycle over the first 24 h following birth. Little is known(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal stricture is an important complication of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). We aimed to describe clinical profile and identify the risk factors for post-NEC intestinal strictures. METHOD A retrospective study of infants with NEC over 10 year period. RESULTS Of the 61 infants with NEC, 18 (29.5%) developed intestinal strictures.(More)
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