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Small volume enemas do not accelerate meconium evacuation in very low birth weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17255844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We hypothesized that small volume enemas accelerate meconium evacuation in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. In a randomized controlled trial, VLBW infants (n = 81) received either repeated daily small volume enemas if complete spontaneous meconium passage failed within 24 h or no intervention. Small volume enemas did not accelerate complete meconium evacuation, which occurred after 6.0 to 9.6 (95% CI) d in the intervention group and after 7.7 to 11.0 (95% CI) d in the control group. No adverse events were observed. Daily administration of small volume enemas had no effect on total meconium evacuation defined by the time of last meconium passage.
Authors:
Nadja Haiden; Bernd Jilma; Bernadette Gerhold; Katrin Klebermass; Andrea R Prusa; Stefan Kuhle; Klaudia Rohrmeister; Christina Kohlhauser-Vollmuth; Arnold Pollak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1536-4801     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-26     Completed Date:  2007-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Defecation*
Enema*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intestinal Obstruction / prevention & control*
Meconium*
Time Factors

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