Erythromycin as a prokinetic agent in preterm neonates: a systematic review

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    Abstract

    Background: It often takes several days or even weeks to establish full enteral feeds (FEFs) in preterm, especially extremely low birthweight neonates because of feed intolerance related to gastrointestinal hypomotility. Clinical trials of erythromycin as a prokinetic agent in preterm neonates have reported conflicting results.Aim: To systematically review the efficacy and safety of erythromycin as a prokinetic agent in preterm neonates.Methods: Only randomised controlled trials in preterm neonates (gestation
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)F301-F306
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition
    Volume90
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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