Neonatal bloodstream infections in a Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital: Are the current antibiotic recommendations adequate?

@inproceedings{Labi2016NeonatalBI,
  title={Neonatal bloodstream infections in a Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital: Are the current antibiotic recommendations adequate?},
  author={Appiah-Korang Labi and Noah Obeng-Nkrumah and Stephanie Bjerrum and Christabel C. Enweronu-Laryea and Mercy Jemima Newman},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of bloodstream infections (BSI) in neonates is usually difficult due to minimal symptoms at presentation; thus early empirical therapy guided by local antibiotic susceptibility profile is necessary to improve therapeutic outcomes. METHODS A review of neonatal blood cultures submitted to the microbiology department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital was conducted from January 2010 through December 2013. We assessed the prevalence of bacteria and fungi involved in BSI and… CONTINUE READING

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