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An integrative review on, "The Early Signs and Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the neonate"
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The Early Signs and Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonate Name University Professor Course Date Abstract Aim. The aim of this paper is to present, to discuss, and to review the different researches and studies that are related to the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in neonates which is known to affect and cause the mortality of significant number of infants.
Integrative review is considered as the most appropriate for the research undertaken because it can present a holistic and encompassing view of the disease. Discussion. Through the integrative review conducted, different issues related to the signs and symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis came into focus. Parameters in the different articles such as the gestational age of the neonate, the feeding start, the onset of signs and symptoms of NEC, the interventions and the management method for the condition, and the outcome of the neonate were given attention. In addition, the strengths and limitations of each research process had also been identified. Early Signs and Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonate Introduction Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is defined as a disease that can be acquired by preterm or sick neonates described to have mucosal or even deeper intestinal necrosis (Merck, 2007). The condition is considered as the most common cause of gastro intestinal medical or surgical emergency in neonates affecting approximately 10 percent of the infants with the weight of less than 1500 g. The vague etiology of the disease is related to the rate of mortality which is 50 percent mortality depending on the severity of the case (Springer and Rosenkrantz, 2011). ...
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