Factors associated with definitive peritoneal drainage for spontaneous intestinal perforation in extremely low birth weight neonates.

@article{Emil2008FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with definitive peritoneal drainage for spontaneous intestinal perforation in extremely low birth weight neonates.},
  author={Sherif G S Emil and Karen Davis and Israr Ahmad and Arne Strauss},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={80-5}
}
PURPOSE Peritoneal drainage (PD) constitutes a definitive therapy for a subset of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). We investigated the factors which may differentiate these patients from those who require a laparotomy (LAP) after initial PD. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all ELBW infants (<1000 grams) who underwent PD at two tertiary neonatal intensive care units over a 42-month period was performed. Demographic, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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