Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns: update in pathophysiology and newly emerging therapeutic strategies

@inproceedings{Choi2014NecrotizingEI,
  title={Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns: update in pathophysiology and newly emerging therapeutic strategies},
  author={Young Youn Choi},
  booktitle={Korean journal of pediatrics},
  year={2014}
}
While the survival of extremely premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome has increased due to advanced respiratory care in recent years, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. NEC is more prevalent in lower gestational age and lower birth weight groups. It is characterized by various degrees of mucosal or transmural necrosis of the intestine. Its exact pathogenesis remains unclear, but prematurity, enteral feeding, bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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