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Enteral feeding during packed red blood cell transfusion in English neonatal units
  1. R Parige,
  2. C Turner,
  3. S Sundaram,
  4. S Power
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ravinder Parige, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton BL4 0JR UK; ravinderdoctor2004{at}

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Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a multifactorial condition, with suspected risk factors, including preterm birth, small for gestational age, hypoxic-ischaemic events, early and rapid advancement of enteral feeds, formula feeds and bacterial overgrowth.1

Development of NEC has been associated with packed red blood cell transfusion (PRBCT) and this has led to controversy over whether feeds should be stopped when transfusions …

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