Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Through Manipulation of the Intestinal Microbiota of the Premature Infant.

@article{Vongbhavit2016PreventionON,
  title={Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Through Manipulation of the Intestinal Microbiota of the Premature Infant.},
  author={Kannikar Vongbhavit and Mark A Underwood},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          716-32
        }
}
PURPOSE In spite of four decades of research, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains the most common gastrointestinal complication in premature infants with high mortality and long-term morbidity. The composition of the intestinal microbiota of the premature infant differs dramatically from that of the healthy term infant and appears to be an important risk factor for NEC. METHODS We review the evidence of an association between intestinal dysbiosis and NEC and summarize published English… CONTINUE READING

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