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Scholarly interests include investigation of molecular markers of human disease that provide diagnostic function, serve as targets for possible therapeutic manipulation, or provide insight into mechanisms of human disease. Specific diseases of interest include common conditions of pregnancy, gut microbial ecology and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).
Laparotomy vs. Drainage for Infants With Necrotizing Enterocolitis
This study will compare the effectiveness of two surgical procedures -laparotomy versus
drainage - commonly used to treat necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) or isolated intestinal
perforations (IP) in extremely low birth weight infants (≤1,000 g). Infants diagnosed with
NEC or IP requiring surgical intervention, will be recruited. Subjects will be randomized to
receive either a laparotomy or peritoneal drainage. Primary outcome is impairment-free
survival at 18-22 months corrected age.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact M. Bethany Ball, 6507258342.
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