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Necrotizing enterocolitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11669033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Improvement in survival rates of low birth-weight infants particularly in the neonatal intensive care units of India appears to be accompanied by frequent recognition of Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) among early survivors. As the philosophy and practice of advanced care for tiny infants becomes more acceptable and affordable in the country, a steady increase in survival of such infants is predictable. However there is growing concern in India that NEC could become a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the future. NEC is currently regarded as the most common acquired gastrointestinal emergency in the newborn period, and the outcome of this disease is universally poor. Improved understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of this condition is required for formulating optimal principles of prevention and management.
A Kulkarni; R Vigneswaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-23     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  847-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
India / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Risk Factors
Survival Rate

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