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Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Survival, management, and complications: a 25-year study.
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PMID:  7246488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred sixteen infants with neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) have been seen during a 25-year period (1955 through 1979). Prior to 1972, the survival rate was 17%; subsequently, it has been 68%. This increased survival is attributed to (1) improved physiologic care of the critically ill infant, (2) the institution of a standard management protocol, and (3) early diagnosis and treatment. Survival following neonatal NEC is attended by a significant incidence of intestinal stricture (21%); however, physical development has been normal and there have been few long-term gastrointestinal tract problems.
J N Schullinger; D L Mollitt; C D Vinocur; T V Santulli; J M Driscoll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-27     Completed Date:  1981-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous* / complications,  mortality,  therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases* / complications,  mortality,  therapy
Intestinal Diseases / etiology
Malabsorption Syndromes / etiology

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