Use of C-reactive protein in minimizing antibiotic exposure: experience with infants initially admitted to a well-baby nursery.

@article{Philip2000UseOC,
  title={Use of C-reactive protein in minimizing antibiotic exposure: experience with infants initially admitted to a well-baby nursery.},
  author={Alistair G. S. Philip and Paul C. Mills},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          E4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of a clinical pathway for neonatal sepsis in decisions about initiating and continuing antibiotic treatment. SETTING A district hospital primarily served by private pediatricians practicing in a managed care environment. PATIENTS AND LABORATORY TESTS: All infants admitted to the well-baby nursery in 1997-1998 were eligible for this study. Infants born with a variety of risk factors (eg, borderline prematurity, membranes ruptured for over 18 hours, mother positive… CONTINUE READING

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