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Early or delayed enteral feeding for preterm growth-restricted infants: a randomized trial.

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BACKGROUND: Growth-restricted preterm infants are at increased risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and initiation of enteral feeding is frequently delayed. There is no evidence that this delay is beneficial and it might further compromise nutrition and growth. METHODS: Infants with gestation below 35 weeks, birth weight below the 10th centile, and abnormal antenatal umbilical artery Doppler waveforms were randomly allocated to commence enteral feeds "early," on day 2 after bir...

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10.1542/peds.2011-2379

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Journal:
Pediatrics
Volume:
129
Issue:
5
Pages:
e1260-e1268
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
URN:
uuid:e4f7338f-4029-4107-8634-b73ce5d4f1f5
Source identifiers:
323044
Local pid:
pubs:323044

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