Royal Australasia of Surgeons Guest Lecture. Necrotizing enterocolitis: prevention, treatment, and outcome.

@article{Hall2013RoyalAO,
  title={Royal Australasia of Surgeons Guest Lecture. Necrotizing enterocolitis: prevention, treatment, and outcome.},
  author={Nigel J Hall and Simon Eaton and Agostino Pierro},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={2359-67}
}
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains a very serious disease, particularly in premature infants. This review describes various aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The pathogenesis of NEC is not completely understood, and risk factors include formula enteral feeding and bacterial involvement. Prevention of the disease is desirable, and the most robust evidence is linked to the protective effet of human milk and probiotics. The medical and surgical management has not changed… CONTINUE READING
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