Necrotizing Enterocolitis in a Preterm Infant Newborn & Role of Feeding - An Update (A Clinical Case Report Presentation)
Statement of the Problem: It’s a clinical case presentation of a male Preterm infant Newborn (+31 wks) who was delivered in our hospital & transferred to our NICU because of Prematurity, VLBW & need to respiratory support. Baby shortly undergo Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) on 5th day of life shortly after start of expressed milk feeding which was early detected by use of Near Infrared Abdominal spectroscopy (NIRS). Baby was deteriorated clinically in a couple of hours & undergo intestinal perforation with peritonitis , So, Abdominal exploration surgery with intestinal resection & end – to end anastomosis was done urgently. Baby improved gradually & early feedings was started & gradually increased up to full feedings with use of Human Fortified Milk (HMF) & probiotics , Prebiotics.
Author : Dr. Amr I.M. Hawal
Dr. Amr Hawal is a Pediatrician and Neonatologist whose experience in the field spans 20 years, backed by a higher education degree from Ain Shams University in Egypt, one of the oldest and top ranking universities in the MENA region. He is known for his astute skills in evaluation and strong passion for improving healthcare and wellbeing. He is pioneering an open and contextual evaluation model based on constructive responses, which has led in the creation of new methods to improve pediatric healthcare, neonatology and pediatric nutrition. Dr. Amr has established this model following his years of experiences in medical practice, research and evaluation, and teaching and administration in hospitals and medical universities in the reigion, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Dr. Amr has published several studies in reputable international journals in neonatology and pediatric nutrition. He has also presented his findings in prestigious international conferences and symposia.He is presently working as Specialist Pediatrics & Neonatology , HOD Of Pediatric Department , Prime MC, Ajman. Prime Health Care Group LLC, Dubai, UAE.
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