Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: An Update

@inproceedings{Gkentzi2019AntimicrobialSI,
  title={Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: An Update},
  author={Despoina Gkentzi and G. Dimitriou},
  booktitle={Current pediatric reviews},
  year={2019}
}
Neonates represent a vulnerable population for infections and neonatal sepsis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Therefore, antimicrobials are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Setting but unfortunately are quite often used inappropriately with various short and long-term effects. The rational use of antimicrobials is of paramount importance in this population and structured antimicrobial stewardship interventions should be in place… CONTINUE READING