IDWeek 2015: Pediatric Infectious Disease

Study Urges Adding Routine Probiotic Prophylaxis for ELBW Infants

Adding routine probiotic prophylaxis in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is protective against necrotizing enterocolitis and bloodstream infections among extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants, and improves their survival rates following necrotizing enterocolitis, according to authors of a multicenter quasi-experimental study in Germany.