Probiotics Reduce Necrotizing Enterocolitis Severity in HIV-exposed Premature Infants.

@article{Niekerk2015ProbioticsRN,
  title={Probiotics Reduce Necrotizing Enterocolitis Severity in HIV-exposed Premature Infants.},
  author={Evette Van Niekerk and Daniel Gerhardus Nel and Renee Blaauw and Gert Francois Kirsten},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={155-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of probiotics on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants born to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative women. PATIENTS AND METHODS HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed premature infants were randomized to either the probiotic or the placebo group. The probiotic consisted of 1 × 10(9) colony-forming units, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium infantis per day. RESULTS In total, 74 HIV-exposed and 110 HIV… CONTINUE READING