Understanding Neonatal Bowel Obstruction: Building Knowledge to Advance Practice

@article{DeSilva2006UnderstandingNB,
  title={Understanding Neonatal Bowel Obstruction: Building Knowledge to Advance Practice},
  author={Nicole De Silva and Jennifera Young and Paul Wales},
  journal={Neonatal Network},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={303 - 318}
}
Providing care to neonates with bowel obstruction requires a basic understanding of gastrointestinal (GI) anatomy and functional landmarks as well as knowledge of the pathophysiology associated with intestinal blockage. Early recognition and prompt diagnosis necessitate astute assessment of common presenting symptoms and accurate interpretation of diagnostic investigations. Initial medical management is focused primarily on gastric decompression and maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance… 

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