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Probiotics and Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
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PMID:  25459784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
One of the most controversial areas in neonatology is whether probiotics should be provided routinely to preterm infants to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). This review provides the reader with a brief overview of NEC and current concepts of its pathophysiology, discusses the microbial ecology of the intestine in preterm infants and factors that may lead to a "dysbiosis", summarizes studies of probiotics in preterm infants, elaborates on the need for regulation in this area, and discusses alternatives to probiotics and what is the future for the prevention of NEC.
Josef Neu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  967-978     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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