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In the critically ill, nothing-by-mouth infant, would enteral administration of simulated amniotic fluid improve feeding tolerance compared with the current practice of no therapy? An evidence-based review.
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PMID:  21520684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC ) can be a devastating disease in the NIC U population. The current standard of practice of not providing enteral nutrition to the critically ill and the premature infant is thought to result in pathophysiologic changes of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that may result in the development of NEC. Various methods of preventing or reducing the incidence of NEC in the NIC U have been explored. One such method is the enteral administration of simulated amniotic fluid (SAF). This article compares, contrasts, and reviews the available evidence regarding the use of SAF feedings as a means of reducing GI tract changes associated with nothing-by-mouth (NPO) status.
Authors:
Caren G Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-15     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, USA. Caren.Smith@allkids.org
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