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Stool patterns of infants diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9325878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of the stool patterns of 68 infants was conducted. The sample included 34 infants who developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and 34 infants who did not. The objective was to compare the stool patterns of the two groups. Data regarding number and characteristics of stools; time, types, and methods of feeding; feeding additives; and demographic information were extracted from inpatient medical records. Length of time between the passage of the first stool and initiation of the first feeding in the two groups was compared using the Wilcoxin Rank Sum Test. Findings were statistically significant (p = .008). Numbers of stools were compared using the Fisher Exact Test. Findings were significantly greater for the NEC group. Infants in the NEC group had 26 percent more stools and more than twice as many seedy stools as infants in the non-NEC group.
J D Andrews; H V Krowchuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-16     Completed Date:  1997-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Defecation / physiology*
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / diagnosis,  microbiology,  nursing,  physiopathology*
Feces / microbiology*
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Nursing
Nursing Assessment / methods
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies

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