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The American Academy of Pediatrics published a guideline in 2018 on the diagnosis and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants.1 The authors highlight that practices in this field are highly variable across neonatal units,2 which is further exacerbated by a lack of good quality study data. Their recommendations take into consideration emerging safety and efficacy concerns of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for GER in preterm infants.
GER is almost universal in preterm infants.
Oesophageal mucosa injury is …
Contributors AR is the sole author.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
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