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nutritional assessment of preterm infantis

Luis Alberto Fernández-Carrocera, Aide Solis-Herrera, Marisol Cabanillas-Ayón, Rocío Beatriz Gallardo-Sarmiento, Carmina Sarisol García-Pérez, Rosalba Montaño-Rodríguez, Maria Olga Leticia Echániz-Aviles
BACKGROUND: A randomised, double-blind clinical trial was undertaken in order to assess the effectiveness of probiotics in the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in newborns weighing <1500 g. METHODS: We studied a group of 150 patients who were randomised in two groups after parental consent was obtained, to receive either a daily feeding supplementation with a multispecies probiotic (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacteruim infantis, Streptococcus thermophillus) 1 g per day plus their regular feedings or to receive their regular feedings with nothing added (control group), over the period of January 2007 through June 2010...
January 2013: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
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