Heracles D. Dellagrammaticas

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We studied the pharmacokinetics and efficacy of cefotaxime in 32 neonates with severe gram-negative infections. Many of these patients had been treated unsuccessfully with combinations of antibiotics. Eighty-one percent of these patients were cured, 6% improved, and 13% had treatment failures; there were three deaths. Eighteen patients received cefotaxime(More)
Brain abscess is a rare complication of staphylococcal bacteremia in infants. Here we present a case of a premature infant who developed multiple brain abscesses 12 weeks following an episode of inadequately treated Staphylococcus aureus sepsis. The abscess developed in the absence of trauma, prior surgery, cyanotic heart disease, or immune defect. The(More)
An outbreak of enterovirus infection occurred among neonates in a maternity hospital between July 7 and 22, 1999. Twenty neonates became ill (18 confirmed and two probable), an attack rate of 33%. The incubation period ranged from three to six days (mean, 4.2). The male:female ratio was 11:9 and the mean age at the onset of illness was 5.5 days. All the(More)
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (EPKP) strains are frequently implicated in outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). During the period from 1997 to 1998, 21 infections and 23 colonizations with EPKP were recorded in the NICU of a children's hospital in Athens, Greece. Seventeen of the infected and 12 of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence and evolution of mild dilatation confined to the renal pelvis in term neonates with urinary tract infection developing within 2 weeks from birth. Twenty-two neonates with mild dilatation of the renal pelvis out of 180 neonates with urinary tract infection were identified giving an incidence of 12.2% for(More)
Radiological investigations have become accepted as an important part of the range of facilities required to support severely ill newborn babies. Increasing numbers of these very small premature babies now survive although they may undergo a considerable number of diagnostic X-ray examinations within the first few weeks of life. Since the infants are so(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy in terms of mortality and long-term morbidity of third generation cephalosporins and amikacin in combination for the treatment of gram-negative bacterial meningitis in a homogeneous group of neonates. A 15-year experience (1983-1997) with 72 term neonates without central nervous(More)
A newborn male with cri-du-chat syndrome, congenital nuclear cataracts, microspherophakia, and probably ectopic lenses is reported. Microspherophakia in cri-du-chat syndrome has not been previously described. The congenital cataracts were inherited from his mother who had a balanced 5;13 translocation; the two events are considered to be coincidental and a(More)