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Oral probiotics: Lactobacillus sporogenes for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low-birth weight infants: a randomized, controlled trial
Background/Objective:The identification of probiotic species involved in gut homeostasis and their potential therapeutic benefits have led to an interest in their use for preventing necrotizingExpand
Oral paracetamol versus oral ibuprofen in the management of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of oral paracetamol and oral ibuprofen for the pharmacological closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN ThisExpand
Lactobacillus Reuteri for the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants: a randomised controlled trial
Objective To evaluate the effect of oral Lactobacillus reuteri (L reuteri) first on the incidence and severity of Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and second on sepsis. Design Prospective randomisedExpand
Intravenous Paracetamol Treatment in the Management of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Background: Treatment options for the closure of a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) include medical therapy such as ibuprofen and indomethacin and surgical ligation.Expand
Nephrolithiasis associated with ceftriaxone therapy: a prospective study in 51 children
Background: Background: Ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin, is widely used for treating infection during childhood. The kidneys eliminate approximately 33–67% of this agent, and theExpand
An alternative drug (paracetamol) in the management of patent ductus arteriosus in ibuprofen-resistant or contraindicated preterm infants
The most commonly used drugs for closure of a haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) are cyclooxygenase inhibitors, mainly indomethacin and intravenous/oral ibuprofen. InExpand
The metabolic effects of two different lipid emulsions used in parenterally fed premature infants--a randomized comparative study.
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of two different lipid emulsions, based on soybean oil and olive oil respectively on plasma lipid concentrations and acylcarnitine profile of very low birth weightExpand
A randomized, controlled trial of poractant alfa versus beractant in the treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome.
We prospectively evaluated the differences in clinical responses and short-term outcomes in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) treated with poractant alfa or beractant.Expand
Efficacy and safety of oral versus intravenous ibuprofen in very low birth weight preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus.
OBJECTIVE To compare oral ibuprofen with intravenous ibuprofen for closure of patent ductus arteriosus in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective, randomizedExpand
Serum intestinal fatty acid binding protein level for early diagnosis and prediction of severity of necrotizing enterocolitis.
BACKGROUND/AIM Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) is found within cells at the tip of the intestinal villi, an area commonly injured in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). In this study, weExpand