Impact of umbilical cord milking and pasteurized donor human milk on necrotizing enterocolitis: a retrospective review

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BACKGROUND Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious complication of prematurity. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of an umbilical cord milking protocol (UCM) and pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) on NEC rates in infants less than 30 weeks gestational age from January 1, 2010 to September 30, 2016. We hypothesized an incremental decrease in NEC… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-018-1131-x

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