volume 146, issue 3, Pe20200337 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0337
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Claire Howarth, Jayanta Banerjee, Terence Leung, Simon Eaton, Joan K Morris, Narendra Aladangady

Abstract: Table of Contents Summary: This study demonstrates that infants with NEC have significantly lower cerebral oxygenation which may contribute to the worse neurodevelopmental outcome in these infants. What is already known on this topic: Near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) can non-invasively monitor regional oxygenation in preterm infants. Low cerebral oxygenation during the first week of life is associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcomes and Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is an independent risk factor for …

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