Can Necrotizing Enterocolitis be Prevented?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a common condition that can develop in premature babies. Over the nine-month pregnancy term, a baby’s internal system develops at different times and in different ways. Premature babies can have immature or underdeveloped systems and organs, depending on the length of term. Studies show that NEC typically presents in premature babies[…] Read More

Can a Medical Error Contribute to the Severity of Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious intestinal condition that can occur in newborn infants. It is more common in premature or underweight newborns, but it can develop in the first two weeks of any newborn baby’s life. NEC happens when bacteria attacks the intestinal wall and causes it to become infected and inflamed. In severe[…] Read More