Necrotizing enterocolitis is associated with earlier achievement of enteral autonomy in children with short bowel syndrome.


PURPOSE Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains one of the most common underlying diagnoses of short bowel syndrome (SBS) in children. The relationship between the etiology of SBS and ultimate enteral autonomy has not been well studied. This investigation sought to evaluate the rate of achievement of enteral autonomy in SBS patients with and without NEC… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.023