Probiotics and necrotising enterocolitis in premature infants

Schanler, R. J.
November 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Nov2006, Vol. 91 Issue 6, pF395
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of probiotics in the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. Ideal probiotics or non-pathogenic microbial preparations can colonize the intestine and benefit the host. Aside from promoting fermentation to create organic acids, it also reinforces the intestinal barrier and alleviate intestinal inflammation


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