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Resident's Forum
April 2010

Outcomes Analysis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Within 11 958 Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgery Clinical Trials [[amp]] Outcomes Research (Dr Mukherjee, Chang, and Abdullah and Ms Zhang), Division of Cardiac Surgery (Dr Vricella), and Division of Pediatric Cardiology (Dr Brenner), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.



Arch Surg. 2010;145(4):389-392. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.39

Through an analysis of 2 databases, we describe outcomes among 11 958 neonates with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac procedures, with 194 developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Neonates with congestive heart failure or those undergoing systemic to pulmonary artery shunting were more likely to develop NEC, but these patients had inpatient mortality similar to that of their non-NEC counterparts.