Bacteraemic infections in a neonatal intensive care unit--a nine-month survey.

@article{Lim1995BacteraemicII,
  title={Bacteraemic infections in a neonatal intensive care unit--a nine-month survey.},
  author={Nelson H. Lim and Yeuk Hing Wong and Nem Yun Boo and Manufris Kasim and C Y Chor},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={59-63}
}
A survey was conducted to determine the rate, outcome, and culture and sensitivity patterns of bacteraemic infections in a large Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Over a nine-month period, 136 episodes of infection occurred in 132 (6.9%) out of 1926 admissions. Early onset infection accounted for 35 episodes (25.7%) and was associated with a higher mortality rate compared to late onset infection (45.7% vs 23.8%, p < 0.02). Very low birthweight (VLBW) infants had significantly higher rates of… CONTINUE READING

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