J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2021 Aug 3. Epub 2021 Aug 3.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Emory University - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Atlanta, GA Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Biostatistics Core, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Objective: Infants requiring intestinal resection due to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) or small bowel atresia (SBA) may benefit from mucous fistula refeeding (MFR) of enterostomy output to improve nutrition and bowel adaptation before reanastomosis. Previous series demonstrated improved outcomes with MFR but did not account for varied patient characteristics as potential sources of bias. We performed a cohort analysis using multivariable adjusted models to compare outcomes of patients with and without MFR. Read More