Biomarkers of necrotising enterocolitis.

@article{Ng2014BiomarkersON,
  title={Biomarkers of necrotising enterocolitis.},
  author={Pak Cheung Ng},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={33-8}
}
Different categories of biomarkers of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), including (i) non-specific mediators of the inflammatory cascade, e.g. acute phase reactants, chemokines, cytokines, and cell surface antigens, (ii) enhanced non-specific biomarkers, and (iii) specific gut-associated proteins, have distinctive biochemical characteristics and properties. The appropriateness of using these mediators in specific clinical situations, and the pros and cons of their applications as indicators or… CONTINUE READING