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A reduction of necrotising enterocolitis at Groote Schuur Hospital nursery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22272959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is an gastro-intestinal emergency occurring almost solely in preterm, low birth weight infants. Mortality, morbidity and the complication rate are high. An increase in NEC at the Groote Schuur Hospital nursery in 2008 prompted a change of practice, resulting in a significant decrease in the condition.
Y Joolay; N R Rhoda; L Tooke; A R Horn; M C Harrison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2011-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  2012-10-29     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  806     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / epidemiology*
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Nurseries, Hospital / standards,  statistics & numerical data*
South Africa / epidemiology

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