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In the north of Caldas, Colombia, febrile syndromes with positive Weil-Felix reactions have been reported as Murine typhus to the national health authorities. We used indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) of serial paired samples to confirm the diagnosis of murine typhus in 14 of 120 patients with a compatible febrile syndrome.
OBJECTIVES To audit the knowledge and application of internationally recommended newborn resuscitation (NR) guidelines among delivery room (DR) caregivers of Spanish hospitals. METHODS A questionnaire-type survey on NR equipment and practices was performed in hospitals of the Spanish National Health System classified according to level of care provided.… (More)
INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is endemic, and children who attend day care are the most important source of infection. OBJECTIVE To establish recommendations based on the medical evidence on the vertical transmission of cytomegalovirus in preterm infants weighing less than 1500g at birth. BACKGROUND Infection in pregnant women may be… (More)
Since previous publication in 2005, the most significant changes that have been addressed in the 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) recommendations are as follows: (i) use of 2 vital characteristics (heart rate and breathing) to initially evaluate progression to the following step in resuscitation; (ii) oximetry monitoring for the… (More)
The aim is to provide a framework for data collection in the health area of newborn infants allowing harmonization of their care. This requires knowing the population served, and the greatest difficulty is the absence of a data collection system and standards of care for all conditions of the newborn infant. It is essential to have a single record with the… (More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is one of the high-risk diseases in neonatal surgery. The aim of this article is to make an update of the controversies about the therapeutic management (time of surgery and modalities of medical stabilization) of CDH, by means of a systematic and critical review of the best scientific evidence in… (More)
INTRODUCTION An analysis is presented of delivery room (DR) neonatal resuscitation practices in Spanish hospitals. METHODS A questionnaire was sent by e-mail to all hospitals attending deliveries in Spain. RESULTS A total of 180 questionnaires were sent, of which 155 were fully completed (86%). Less than half (71, 46%) were level i or ii hospitals,… (More)