Evelien Hilde Verstraete

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Blood culture is the gold standard to diagnose bloodstream infection but is usually time-consuming. Prediction models aim to facilitate early preliminary diagnosis and treatment. We systematically reviewed prediction models for health care-associated bloodstream infection (HABSI) in neonates, identified superior models, and pooled(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze trends in the incidence and pathogen distribution of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (HABSIs) over a 20-year period (1992-2011). DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING Thirty-two-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in a tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS Neonates with HABSIs defined according to the criteria of(More)
BACKGROUND Health care-associated bloodstream infection (HABSI) is a frequent complication in neonatal intensive care. Research on risk factors stratified by birth weight and adjusted for severity of illness and comorbidities is limited. Our objective is to describe independent risk factors for HABSI in critically ill neonates with emphasis on risk(More)
Healthcare-associated sepsis (HAS) is a life-threatening complication in neonatal intensive care. Research into the impact of HAS on mortality adjusted for comorbidities is however limited. We conducted a historical cohort study to evaluate impact of HAS on mortality stratified by birth weight and risk factors for mortality in the HAS cohort. HAS was(More)
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