Transfusion-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: translating knowledge into nursing practice.

@article{Luton2013TransfusionassociatedNE,
  title={Transfusion-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: translating knowledge into nursing practice.},
  author={Alexandra Luton},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={167-74}
}
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a leading cause of prolonged hospitalizations for premature infants in the United States. In a recent large retrospective study, a significant proportion of NEC cases were shown to occur within 48 hours of packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion, especially in growing preterm neonates of older postnatal age. A small body… CONTINUE READING