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12 Treatments for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Overview

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is inflammation and death of intestinal tissue. It may involve just the lining of the intestine or the entire thickness of the intestine. In severe cases, the intestine may even perforate (a hole develops in the wal[read article]

Tests for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Parenteral nutrition, also known as intravenous feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins.  More
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Mechanical Ventilation
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Surgical Procedures for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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An ileostomy is a surgically made opening in your abdominal wall. The ileum , which is the lower end of the small intestine, is passed through this opening and stit...  More
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A colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall. During this procedure, one end of the colon is divert...  More
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Partial Resection of Intestine with Anastomosis
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Prescribed Medications for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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AMPICILLIN (am pi SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral in...  More
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