Necrotizing Enterocolitis News and Research

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a life-threatening condition that manifests as inflammation of the intestines. This devastating disease affects mostly premature babies, who account for up to 8 out of every 10 cases. In NEC, bacteria invade the intestinal wall. The resulting local infection and inflammation lead to the destruction of the intestinal lining, even through its entire thickness.
Researchers develop biofilm formulations that protect from necrotizing enterocolitis

Researchers develop biofilm formulations that protect from necrotizing enterocolitis

Researchers find link between metabolite profile, sugar in the diet and risk of NEC

Researchers find link between metabolite profile, sugar in the diet and risk of NEC

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

Implanted robotic system stimulates tissue growth in stunted organs

Implanted robotic system stimulates tissue growth in stunted organs

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces inflammation in mouse model of colitis

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces inflammation in mouse model of colitis

Research reveals impact of helpful strain of bacteria on infants’ digestive tract

Research reveals impact of helpful strain of bacteria on infants’ digestive tract

Researchers map genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome

Researchers map genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome

NSF awards grant to advance new diagnostic test for fatal gastrointestinal disease in pre-term infants

NSF awards grant to advance new diagnostic test for fatal gastrointestinal disease in pre-term infants

Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

Nutrient-fortified donor milk does not improve neurodevelopment in VLBW babies, study finds

Nutrient-fortified donor milk does not improve neurodevelopment in VLBW babies, study finds

Researchers find main cause of necrotizing enterocolitis-related lung damage in preemies

Researchers find main cause of necrotizing enterocolitis-related lung damage in preemies

Acid suppression drugs frequently prescribed for high-risk newborns, study shows

Acid suppression drugs frequently prescribed for high-risk newborns, study shows

Researchers reveal link between necrotizing enterocolitis and uropathogenic E. coli

Researchers reveal link between necrotizing enterocolitis and uropathogenic E. coli

Gut microbial imbalance appears to be underlying cause of fatal intestinal illness in premature babies

Gut microbial imbalance appears to be underlying cause of fatal intestinal illness in premature babies

Severe anemia associated with increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Severe anemia associated with increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Large doses of vitamin A reduce severity of gastrointestinal disease in mice

Large doses of vitamin A reduce severity of gastrointestinal disease in mice

Presence of blood eosinophilia during NEC predicts life-threatening complications for preemies

Presence of blood eosinophilia during NEC predicts life-threatening complications for preemies

Study reveals benefit of early screening for vascular disorder patent ductus arteriosus among preterm infants

Study reveals benefit of early screening for vascular disorder patent ductus arteriosus among preterm infants

JAMA: Extremely preterm infants enrolled in randomized clinical trials experience neither better nor worse outcomes

JAMA: Extremely preterm infants enrolled in randomized clinical trials experience neither better nor worse outcomes

Nutrinia's NTRA-9620 granted FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of short bowel syndrome

Nutrinia's NTRA-9620 granted FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of short bowel syndrome