Nosocomial bacteremia in neonates related to poor standards of care.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In developing countries, intravenous liquids are mixed and administered by nurses, sometimes under suboptimal infection control conditions. We hypothesized that outbreaks of infusate-associated neonatal bacteremias are common, and we evaluated whether they can be detected by vigilant microbiologic surveillance of infusates. METHODS We studied… (More)

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