Clinical Correlates of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (nec)

Of 720 newboms admitted to our NICU in a recent 38-month period, 54 (7.5%) developed NEC. In an attempt to better define the etiology of NEC, the acute course of these patients was compared to 98 control patients matched for birth weight. Survival was 37% in NEC as compared to 65% in control patients. The frequency of RDS (74%) and of perinatal asphyxia (32… CONTINUE READING