Treatment outcomes of necrotizing enterocolitis for preterm infants.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common life-threatening gastrointestinal emergencies for the preterm infant. The survival rate for preterm infants after NEC has improved over the past two decades, but complications arising from medical and surgical intervention have produced many long term problems. Documented consequences of NEC include feeding intolerance and physical, developmental and cognitive problems. Bedside nurses are well positioned to detect early changes in the infant that may enable early treatment and reduce long-term complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carter, BM

Published Date

  • July 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 17594416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6909

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-2175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00157.x


  • eng