The Battle Against NEC: Insights into Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common, and most serious gastrointestinal emergency in newborn infants. The pathophysiologic mechanism(s) leading to NEC are complex, and remain somewhat elusive. It is characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, invasion of enteric bacteria, and dissection of gas that can extend into the portal venous system and result in perforation. There […]

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