Coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in the neonatal intensive care unit.

  title={Coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Naomi Jean-Baptiste and Daniel Kelly Benjamin and Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez and Vance G. Fowler and Matthew Laughon and Reese H. Clark and Phillip Brian Smith},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={32 7},
BACKGROUND Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the most commonly isolated pathogens in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). CoNS infections are associated with increased morbidity, including neurodevelopmental impairment. OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of CoNS infections in the NICU. To determine mortality among infants with definite, probable, or possible CoNS infections. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of all blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid… CONTINUE READING


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