Tag: neonatology

Image: PD 1. A new evaluation algorithm for early-onset sepsis in neonates ≥ 34 weeks gestation incorporates both maternal and newborn clinical factors to stratify into 3 groups – treat empirically, observe and evaluate, and continued observation. 2. Usage of this algorithm may decrease antibiotic treatment for 80 000 to 240...
Image: PD 1. Probiotic supplementation in very preterm infants reduced the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), Bell Stage 2 and greater, but not late-onset sepsis or all-cause mortality.  Number needed to treat was 43 infants to prevent 1 NEC episode. 2. No adverse effects were reported with probiotic supplementation. Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD 1. Among 4797 PICC lines examined, the risk of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in neonates increased over the first 2 weeks after peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement, and then remained elevated, but steady until removal. 2. Gram-negative CLABSIs occurred more frequently in long-term (> 50...