Prevention of nosocomial infections and surveillance of emerging resistances in NICU.

@article{Cipolla2011PreventionON,
  title={Prevention of nosocomial infections and surveillance of emerging resistances in NICU.},
  author={Domenico Cipolla and Mario Giuffr{\'e} and Caterina Mammina and Giovanni Corsello},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 Suppl 1},
  pages={23-6}
}
Neonates hospitalized in NICU are at risk for healthcare associated infections because of their poor immune defenses, related to gestational age, colonization of mucous membranes and skin with nosocomial microorganisms, exposure to antibiotics, invasive procedures and frequent contacts with healthcare workers (HCWs). Healthcare associated infections are the major source of morbidity and mortality in NICU in the developed world. Most infections are caused by Gram-positive organisms, fulminant… CONTINUE READING

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