Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol.

@article{Castillo2010ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol.},
  author={Sylvia L del Castillo and Mary E McCulley and Robinder G. Khemani and Howard E. Jeffries and Dan W. Thomas and Jamie Peregrine and Winfield J. Wells and Vaughn A. Starnes and David Moromisato},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={373-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome are prone to gastrointestinal complications, including necrotizing enterocolitis, during initiation or advancement of enteral feeds. A feeding protocol was developed to standardize practice across a multidisciplinary team. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a standardized feeding protocol on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis and overall postoperative gastrointestinal morbidity. DESIGN Retrospective case… CONTINUE READING

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