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Slow advancement of enteral feed volumes to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants

  1. Jessie Morgan,
  2. Lauren Young,
  3. William McGuire*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 28 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001241.pub4


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Morgan J, Young L, McGuire W. Slow advancement of enteral feed volumes to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001241. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001241.pub4.

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  1. Hull York Medical School & Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK

*William McGuire, Hull York Medical School & Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, Y010 5DD, UK. William.McGuire@hyms.ac.uk.

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  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, outcome: 1.1 Incidence of necrotising enterocolitis.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, outcome: 1.2 Mortality.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, outcome: 1.3 Feeds intolerance (causing interruption of enteral feeding).
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, outcome: 1.4 Incidence of invasive infection.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, Outcome 1 Incidence of necrotising enterocolitis.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, Outcome 2 Mortality.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, Outcome 3 Feeds intolerance (causing interruption of enteral feeding).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Slow versus faster rates of feed advancement, Outcome 4 Incidence of invasive infection.