SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
JOOLAY, Y et al. A reduction of necrotising enterocolitis at Groote Schuur Hospital nursery. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2011, vol.101, n.11, pp. 806-806. ISSN 2078-5135.
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is an gastro-intestinal emergency occurring almost solely in preterm, low birth weight infants. Mortality, morbidity and the complication rate are high. An increase in NEC at the Groote Schuur Hospital nursery in 2008 prompted a change of practice, resulting in a significant decrease in the condition.