Epidemiology and trends of necrotizing enterocolitis in Sweden: 1987-2009.

  title={Epidemiology and trends of necrotizing enterocolitis in Sweden: 1987-2009.},
  author={Margareta Ahle and Peder Drott and Roland Erik Andersson},
  volume={132 2},
OBJECTIVE To investigate temporal, seasonal, and geographic variations in the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its relation to early infant survival in the Swedish population and in subgroups based on gestational age, birth weight, and gender. METHODS In the Swedish birth cohort of 1987 through 2009 all children with a diagnosis of NEC were identified in the National Patient Register, the Swedish Medical Birth Register, and the National Cause of Death Register. NEC incidence… CONTINUE READING
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