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Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies

Jan. 6, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...

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Gut woes of preemies focus of microbiome effort

Mar. 27, 2014—A multidisciplinary team of microbiome researchers at Vanderbilt University is shedding light on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a disease of prematurity that kills hundreds of babies and costs the U.S. health care system an estimated $5 billion a year.

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