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Necrotizing enterocolitis

Hall, N; Pierro, A; (2004) Necrotizing enterocolitis. HOSP MED , 65 (4) 220 - 225.

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Abstract

Necrotizing enterocolitis is the principal cause of surgical referral in preterm neonates and the most common gastrointestinal emergency among infants. Its pathophysiology is unclear and it carries high levels of mortality and morbidity. This article provides an overview of necrotizing enterocolitis including risk factors, preventative strategies and medical and surgical management.

Type: Article
Title: Necrotizing enterocolitis
Keywords: LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT, PERITONEAL DRAINAGE, INFANTS, THROMBOCYTOPENIA, PREVENTION
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/54318
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