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.
Johns Hopkins researchers identify molecular causes of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Johns Hopkins researchers identify molecular causes of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies

Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies

Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease

Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease

Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsis

Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsis

Researchers find human milk oligosaccharides in amniotic fluid

Researchers find human milk oligosaccharides in amniotic fluid

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