Modifiable Risk Factors in Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Multicenter groups have reported reductions in the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) among preterm infants over the past 2 decades. These large-scale prevalence studies have coincided with reports from multicenter consortia and single centers of modifications in practice using quality-improvement techniques aimed at either reducing NEC risk specifically or reducing risk of mortality and multiple morbidities associated with extreme prematurity. The modifications in practice have been based on mechanistic studies, epidemiologic association data, and clinical trials. Recent reports from centers modifying practice to reduce NEC are reviewed and select modified/modifiable practices discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cotten, CM

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 129 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 30771814

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clp.2018.10.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States