Feature ArticleNecrotizing Enterocolitis: Etiology, Presentation, Management, and OutcomesBradshaw, Wanda Todd MSN, RN, NNP-BC, PNP, CCRNAuthor Information Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Corresponding Author: Wanda Todd Bradshaw, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, PNP, CCRN, Duke University School of Nursing, Box 3322, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710 (email@example.com). Submitted for publication: July 31, 2008 Accepted for publication: November 20, 2008 The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: January-March 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 87-94 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e318196fefb Buy Metrics Abstract Necrotizing enterocolitis is one of the most common gastrointestinal disease processes affecting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Its morbidity and mortality are substantial. This devastating and challenging process results in immediate and long-term morbidities for the affected infant and frustrates the clinician who struggles to prevent the process, recognize it when it does develop, and provide management techniques to enhance the outcome. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.