Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis with probiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sawh SC, Deshpande S, Jansen S, Reynaert CJ, Jones PM. (2016). PeerJ 4:e2429


Context: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most frequent gastrointestinal emergency in neonates. The microbiome of the preterm gut may regulate the integrity of the intestinal mucosa. Probiotics may positively contribute to mucosal integrity, potentially reducing the risk of NEC in neonates.

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