Bacterial toxins and enteral feeding of premature infants at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis.

@article{Duffy1998BacterialTA,
  title={Bacterial toxins and enteral feeding of premature infants at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis.},
  author={Linda C. Duffy and Maria A. Zielezny and Vivien Carrion and Elizabeth A. Griffiths and Diane M Dryja and Milo D Hilty and James Cummings and Frederick Morin},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={211-219}
}
Bacterial translocation and enteral feeding are factors implicated in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in the preterm infant. A cohort of 60 preterm low birth-weight (LBW) infants (600-1,600 g at birth) consecutively admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU; N = 183) were prospectively followed to evaluate the role of bacterial endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides) and enteral feeding in the development of NEC. Stage I NEC was identified in 14/60 (23%) infants. In all, 15% (9/60… CONTINUE READING
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