Routine Probiotics for the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants

Creators: Neu, Josef and Mihatsch, Walter
Title: Routine Probiotics for the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants
Item Type: Article or issue of a publication series
Journal or Series Title: Functional Food Reviews
Page Range: pp. 31-38
Date: April 2011
Divisions: Gesundheitsmanagement
Abstract: Controversy about the use of prophylactic probiotic administration in preterm infants for the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has emerged with strong claims and zealous calls for routine use. Most of the available clinical trials are underpowered for NEC, and meta-analyses of these trials are being used to justify institution of routine prophylactic use of probiotics. Concerns about the current meta-analyses have been raised, and other issues about probiotic safety and efficacy and regulatory issues are discussed in this review.
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Citation:

Neu, Josef and Mihatsch, Walter (2011) Routine Probiotics for the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants. Functional Food Reviews, 3 (1). pp. 31-38. ISSN 1947-5799

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