Management of newborn infections in primary care settings: a review of the evidence and implications for policy?

@article{Bhutta2009ManagementON,
  title={Management of newborn infections in primary care settings: a review of the evidence and implications for policy?},
  author={Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Anita Kaniz Mehdi Zaidi and Durrane Thaver and Quratulain Humayun and Samana Ali and G L Darmstadt},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1 Suppl},
  pages={S22-30}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term, sustainable programs to address high incidence and death rates from neonatal infections are required for improving child survival. There is an urgent need to define the role of community-based management for neonates with serious bacterial infections--both at home and at first-level facilities. METHODS We reviewed available evidence for community-based antibiotic management strategies for serious neonatal infections. RESULTS Nine distinct studies contributing data for… CONTINUE READING
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