Current management of late onset neonatal bacterial sepsis in five European countries

@article{Lutsar2014CurrentMO,
  title={Current management of late onset neonatal bacterial sepsis in five European countries},
  author={Irja Lutsar and Corine Chazallon and Francesca Ippolita Cal{\`o} Carducci and Ursula M T Trafojer and Ben Abdelkader and Vincent Meiffredy de Cabre and Susanna Esposito and Carlo Giaquinto and Paul Trafford Heath and M. L. Ilmoja and Aspasia Katragkou and Carine Lascoux and Tuuli Metsvaht and George Mitsiakos and Emmanuelle Netzer and Lorenza Pugni and Emmanuel Roilides and Yacine Saidi and Kosmas Sarafidis and Mike Sharland and Vytautas Usonis and J P Aboulker},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={173},
  pages={997-1004}
}
Late onset neonatal sepsis (LOS) has a high mortality and the optimal management is poorly defined. We aimed to evaluate new expert panel-derived criteria to define LOS and characterize the current management and antibiotic susceptibility of LOS-causing organisms in Europe. A prospective observational study enrolled infants aged 4 to 90 days in five European countries. Clinical and laboratory findings as well as empiric treatment were recorded and patients were followed until the end of… CONTINUE READING
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