Necrotizing enterocolitis in infants: clinical outcome and influence on growth and neurodevelopment.

@article{Yeh2004NecrotizingEI,
  title={Necrotizing enterocolitis in infants: clinical outcome and influence on growth and neurodevelopment.},
  author={Ting-Chi Yeh and J H Chang and Hsin-an Kao and Chyong-hsin Hsu and Han-yang Hung and C C Peng},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2004},
  volume={103 10},
  pages={761-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal emergency in neonates. Whether NEC affects infants' growth and development is controversial. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical characteristics and outcome and to assess the effect of NEC on growth and neurodevelopment in infants. METHODS A total of 80 neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit from January 1991 to April 2002 with definite, advanced NEC, including 48 with modified Bell's… CONTINUE READING

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