Prophylactic probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight newborns.

@article{Samanta2009ProphylacticPF,
  title={Prophylactic probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight newborns.},
  author={Moumita Samanta and Mihir Sarkar and Promit Ghosh and Jayanta kr Ghosh and Malay kr Sinha and Sukanta Chatterjee},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={128-31}
}
Our study showed that enteral administration of prophylactic probiotics in neonatal intensive care setup could significantly reduce morbidity due to necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight newborn. It also helps in establishing early full enteral feeding and reduces hospital stay. 
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