Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure.

  title={Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure.},
  author={Conrad R. Cole and Nellie I. Hansen and Rosemary D. Higgins and Edward Bell and Seetha Shankaran and Abbot R. Laptook and Michele C. Walsh and Ellen C. Hale and Nancy S. Newman and Abhik Das and Barbara J. Stoll},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={160 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine pathogens and other characteristics associated with late-onset bloodstream infections (BSIs) in infants with intestinal failure (IF) as a consequence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). STUDY DESIGN Infants weighing 401-1500 g at birth who survived for >72 hours and received care at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network centers were studied. The frequency of culture-positive BSI and pathogens were… CONTINUE READING


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