Early enteral feeding and nosocomial sepsis in very low birthweight infants.

@article{FlidelRimon2004EarlyEF,
  title={Early enteral feeding and nosocomial sepsis in very low birthweight infants.},
  author={Orna Flidel-Rimon and Smadar Eventov Friedman and Eli L. Lev and Ada Juster-Reicher and M. Amitay and Eric Stuart Shinwell},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={F289-92}
}
BACKGROUND The interrelations between early enteral feeding, necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), and nosocomial sepsis (NS) remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of age at the introduction of enteral feeding on the incidence of NS and NEC in very low birthweight (VLBW< 1500 g) infants. METHODS Data were collected on the pattern of enteral feeding and perinatal and neonatal morbidity on all VLBW infants born in one centre during 1995-2001. Enteral feeding was compared between infants… CONTINUE READING

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