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Gastrointestinal tract perforation in neonates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17326875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrointestinal tract perforation in neonates is a serious problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. Co-morbid factors, particularly prematurity and low birth weight, impact negatively on the outcome. This article highlights issues related to diagnosis and treatment with a view to improving the poor prognosis found in this condition.
R T Kuremu; G P Hadley; R M Wiersma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-28     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intestinal Perforation / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy*
Rupture, Spontaneous
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