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Randomised controlled study of oral erythromycin for treatment of gastrointestinal dysmotility in preterm infants
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    Treatment of dysmotility in preterm infant: Erythromycin or early feeding?

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the trial by Ng PC et al [1].

    In their trial enteral feed was started at median age of more than five days in both the groups. Full enteral feeding was attained in their placebo group by day 33. Their sample size was based on their previous data showing a mean age of 35 days (SD 18.4) when similar group of infants achieved full enteral feeding.

    Very low bir...

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    Erythromycin for feeding intolerance

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the study by Ng et al [1], showing that 12.5mg/kg 6 hourly of oral erythromycin is effective in facilitating enteral feeding in VLBW neonates with GI dysmotility. As noted by the authors, a recent randomised controlled trial, using the same dose of intravenous however eryhtromycin [2], failed to show such benefits and possible reasons for this are stated by the authors in their...

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