Necrotising enterocolitis and mortality in preterm infants after introduction of probiotics: a quasi-experimental study

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Abstract

Evidence on the clinical effectiveness of probiotics in the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants is conflicting and cohort studies lacked adjustment for time trend and feeding type. This study investigated the association between the introduction of routine probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum; Infloran (R)) on the primary outcome 'NEC or death'. Preterm infants (gestational age
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016

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  • EMC MGC-02-53-01-A
  • EMC MM-03-54-04-A
  • EMC OR-01-34-01

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