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Ann Med Res. 2017; 24(4): 425-429

The Evaluation of Our Newborns Cases Operated due to Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Levent Korkmaz, Osman Bastug, Ghaniya Daar, Sabriye Korkut, Hulya Halis, Ahmet Ozdemir, Mahir Ceylan, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu.

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Introduction: This study aimed to study the characteristics of newborns operated due to necrotizing enterecolitis (NEC) in newborn intensive care unit and to evaluate the mortality of these patients.
Material and Methods: The research was designed retrospectively. The study included 39 patients operated due to NEC in our newborn intensive care unit between January 2010 and December 2015 and their characteristic factors and prognosis were evaluated.
Results: The average gestational age and weight at birth of the newborns were 31.5±3.7 weeks, 1861±817g respectively. There were significant differences between the newborns who died and survived in respect to birth weight, age at the time of operation, presence of antenatal steroid application, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, intestinal presence of perforation, blood culture positivity (p

Key words: Operated necrotizing enterocolitis, Mortality, Newborn

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