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Bowel habit in preterm newborns: effect of new formulas.
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PMID:  20350287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Preterm infants may pass meconium only after the first 48 hours of life, even in absence of any gastrointestinal disease. The role of various factors in determining the time of meconium elimination has been recently assessed. Gestational age and start of feeding had been demonstrated to influence first meconium timing. The aim of our study was to evaluate time of first meconium passage and the time to achieve regular bowel movements (RBM), correlating these two events to different factors such as gestational age (GA), sex, type of delivery [caesarean section (CS) vs spontaneous delivery (SD)], 1' and 5' Apgar score (1'AS, 5'AS), time and type of feeding, oxygen requirement and any mode of respiratory support.
Mariella Baldassarre; Margherita Fanelli; Anna Maria Laneve; Roberto Grosso; Felicia Varsalone; Maria Rita Falcone; Fabio Russo; Fabio Sportelli; Nicola Laforgia
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrine, metabolic & immune disorders drug targets     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1871-5303     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101269157     Medline TA:  Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.
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