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The Politics of Probiotics: Probiotics, necrotizing enterocolitis, and the ethics of neonatal research.
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PMID:  23146123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There have been over twenty prospective, randomized trials of the use of probiotics to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature babies. A Cochrane meta-analysis of 16 of the studies by Khalid Al Faleh and colleagues, enrolling 2842 preterm infants, reported that "enteral probiotics supplementation significantly reduced the incidence of severe NEC (stage II or more) (typical RR 0.35, 95% CI 0.24 to 0.52) and mortality (typical RR 0.40, 95% CI 0.27 to 0.60) with no evidence of harm. They concluded, "Enteral supplementation of probiotics prevents severe NEC and all-cause mortality in preterm infants." © 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Annie Janvier; John Lantos; Keith Barrington
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Sainte Justine University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.
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