Nursing assessment of guaiac-positive and occult blood in preterm infant stools.

@article{Carter2014NursingAO,
  title={Nursing assessment of guaiac-positive and occult blood in preterm infant stools.},
  author={Brigit Maria Carter},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={101-5}
}
Guaiac testing the stool of very low birth weight (VLBW; <1,500 g) preterm infants has been a standard of care for many neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and considered a diagnostic tool that could potentially provide early warning of gastrointestinal disturbances, feeding intolerance (FI), or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Evidence to either support… CONTINUE READING