Fecal Bile Salts and the Development of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants

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BACKGROUND Intestinal bile salts (BSs) may be implicated in NEC development. We hypothesized that fecal BS levels are higher in preterm infants at risk for NEC. METHODS We compared the composition and concentration of fecal BSs in ten preterm infants who developed NEC (Bell's Stage ≥ II) with twenty matched control infants without NEC. Conjugated and… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168633

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