Low-dose vancomycin prophylaxis reduces coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteraemia in very low birthweight infants.

Abstract

Very low birthweight (VLBW) infants undergoing neonatal intensive care are at risk of infection with coagulase-negative staphylococci (CONS). This study investigates the efficacy of twice daily, 1 h infusions of vancomycin (5 mg kg) in reducing CONS infection in VLBW infants receiving parenteral nutrition. Of 72 infants in the study, 37 were randomized to… (More)

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