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The WHEAT pilot trial—WithHolding Enteral feeds Around packed red cell Transfusion to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in preterm neonates: a multicentre, electronic patient record (EPR), randomised controlled point-of-care pilot trial

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Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a potentially devastating neonatal disease. A temporal association between red cell transfusion and NEC is well described. Observational data suggest that withholding enteral feeds around red cell transfusions may reduce the risk of NEC but this has not been tested in randomised trials; current UK practice varies. Prevention of NEC is a research priority but no appropriately powered trials have addressed this question....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033543

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
9
Pages:
1-7
Publication date:
2019-09-20
Acceptance date:
2019-09-05
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
1064027
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pubs:1064027
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uuid:9c4cc0e8-c7c8-414c-9967-5ae6086d678e
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pubs:1064027
Deposit date:
2019-10-22

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