n South African Medical Journal - A reduction of necrotising enterocolitis at Groote Schuur Hospital nursery : scientific letter
|Article Title||A reduction of necrotising enterocolitis at Groote Schuur Hospital nursery : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 University of Cape Town, 4 University of Cape Town and 5 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
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.
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