Is gastric lavage needed in neonates with meconium-stained amniotic fluid?

Abstract

We compared the incidence of complications from meconium-containing gastric fluid in a group of neonates born with meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) who did not routinely have gastric lavage prior to feeds, versus a group who had elective gastric lavage before the first feed. In the first group, 275 neonates born with MSAF were fed without prior… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004310051080

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