Marek Nowiczewski

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BACKGROUND The aims of our study were analysis of the occurrence of infections by members of the Enterobacteriaceae family in 6 Polish neonatal intensive care units in 2009, their drug resistance, the epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains and the possibility of using modern tools of microbiology diagnosis in infection(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to analyze the impact of infections on prolonging hospital stay with consideration of underlying risk factors and determining the mortality rates and its association with infections. METHODS An electronic database developed from a continuous prospective targeted infection surveillance program was used in the(More)
BACKGROUND Late-Onset Bloodstream Infections (LO-BSI) continue to be one of the most important complications associated with hospitalization of infants born with very low birth weight (VLBW). The aims of this study were to assess the epidemiology of LO-BSI together with the risk factors and the distribution of causative pathogens at six Polish neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVES The efficacy of antenatal steroid therapy (ANS--use with the recommendation from 1999; therapy repeated every 7-10 days; dexamethasone was used) on the incidence of RDS in neonates born before 34 weeks of gestation has been well documented in several studies. However, we know very little about the influence of ANS on patent ductus arteriosus(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to analyze the role of specific risk factors affecting the development and clinical course of BPD in infants born before 32 weeks of gestation with a birth weight ≤ 1500g. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 222 infants born and hospitalized at the Department of Neonatology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital-Research(More)
PURPOSE Late-Onset Pneumonia (LO-PNEU) is still the most important complication associated with the hospitalization of infants with very low birth weight (<1501g). The purpose of this paper is to summarize the results of an ongoing surveillance program defining LO-PNEU as associated or not associated with respiratory support in the NICU and distribution of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze the course of neonatal period among babies born from truly higher-order multiple pregnancies (> or = 3). DESIGN The retrospective analysis included 81 infants born from multiple pregnancies (> or = 3), hospitalized in Neonatal Department of Research Institute of Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital between(More)
Newborns are a population in which antibiotic consumption is extremely high. Targeted antibiotic therapy should help to reduce antibiotics consumption. The aim of this study was an assessment of antibiotic usage in bloodstream infections treatment in the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network (PNSN) and determining the possibility of applying this kind of(More)
INTRODUCTION Bleeding to the subgaleal space is a rare and often serious complication of childbirth. Delivery with the use of vacuum or forceps is considered as the main risk factor of subgaleal hemorrhage. Reports of other possible causes (including fetal ones) appear rarely. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to present and analyze two unusual cases of(More)