Empirical antibiotic treatment and the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and death in very low birth weight neonates

@inproceedings{Ghany2012EmpiricalAT,
  title={Empirical antibiotic treatment and the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and death in very low birth weight neonates},
  author={Eman Abdel Ghany Abdel Ghany and Aliaa Adel Ali},
  booktitle={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Antibiotics are one of the most overused drugs in the neonatal unit. Our objective was to assess associations between the duration of the initial antibiotic course and subsequent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and/or death in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates with sterile initial postnatal culture results. DESIGN AND SETTING A retrospective cohort analysis of VLBW neonates admitted to a tertiary center during the period from 1 January 2008 to 31 december 2009… CONTINUE READING

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