Frequency and Characteristics of Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Organisms in Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Vijayakanthi2013FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and Characteristics of Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Organisms in Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study},
  author={Nandini Vijayakanthi and Dheeraj Bahl and Nirmaljit Kaur and A P{\'e}rez-Fern{\'a}ndez Mar{\'i}a and Nand Kishore Dubey},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2013}
}
This prospective cohort study was conducted to determine the frequency of infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- (ESBL-) producing organisms, various bacteria producing ESBL, antibiotic susceptibility of these organisms, and the risk factors associated with these infections in a neonatal intensive care unit in a tertiary care hospital in North India. Of the 150 neonates enrolled in the study, 47 culture-positive neonates were included in the study cohort and were divided into… CONTINUE READING
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