Plasma intestinal fatty acid binding protein in neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis: a pilot study.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (IFABP) is found within cells at the tip of the intestinal villi, an area commonly injured when necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) occurs. This study was undertaken to determine if measuring IFABP concentrations in the bloodstream early in the course of NEC would differentiate patients by severity before… (More)


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