Development of the Preterm Gut

Michael Caplan, MD, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem, overviews the development of the gastrointestinal system in preterm infants, with an emphasis on contemporary issues in the management of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Dr. Caplan discusses the development of the microbiome, and reviews the use of probiotics in preterm infants. Dr. Caplan also reviews human- and bovine-based formulas, and how they affect the risk for NEC.

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