The impact of patent ductus arteriosus in neonates with late onset sepsis: a retrospective matched-case control study.

@article{Chiang2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of patent ductus arteriosus in neonates with late onset sepsis: a retrospective matched-case control study.},
  author={Pei-Jung Chiang and Jen-Fu Hsu and Ming-Horng Tsai and Reyin Lien and Ming-Chou Chiang and Hsuan-Rong Huang and Chiao-Ching Chiang and Hwey-Fang Liang and Shih-Ming Chu},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={
          309-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Late-onset sepsis (LOS) in neonates with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may predispose them to more complicated hospital courses. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, the distribution of pathogens, and the clinical features of LOS in neonates with PDA and analyze their outcomes. METHODS The medical records were reviewed retrospectively of infants with PDA and LOS who were hospitalized in NICUs of Chang Gung Children's Hospital between January 2003 and… CONTINUE READING
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