Pattern of culture-proven neonatal sepsis in a district general hospital in the United Kingdom.

@article{Haque2004PatternOC,
  title={Pattern of culture-proven neonatal sepsis in a district general hospital in the United Kingdom.},
  author={K M Nasrin Haque and Mohammed A. Khan and Sally M Kerry and Jim Stephenson and Gretta Woods},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={759-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, clinical characteristics, and risk factors associated with the first culture-proven episode of sepsis among neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). SETTING Level-II NICU in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS Neonates with their first culture-proven sepsis between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 2000. METHODS Demographic data were obtained from the NICU database and chart review. Sepsis was considered early (EOS; < 72 hours old) or late (LOS… CONTINUE READING