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Small volume enemas do not accelerate meconium evacuation in very low birth weight infants.
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PMID:  17255844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intestinal Obstruction / prevention & control*
Time Factors

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