Risk Factors for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonates: A Retrospective Case-Control Study

Lu et al, April 2017

Background

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in neonates is devastating, and risk-factor identification is crucial. This study aimed to evaluate risk factors for NEC in different gestational age (GA) groups.

Methods

Risk factors associated with NEC were investigated using a retrospective case-control design. 

 Conclusion

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and meconium aspiration syndrome may be new risk factors for NEC.