Pentoxifylline for small babies with nosocomial sepsis

In this study Sahin Hamilcikan – from Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul – led a team of researchers looking into the effectiveness of pentoxifylline in treating very-low-birthweight new-born babies with nosocomial sepsis. They gave pentoxifylline to 18 babies on top of their antibiotics for three days in a row. Following the pentoxifylline therapy the immature-to-total-neutrophil ratio and C-reactive protein levels of the babies were significantly decreased while their blood PH and base excess were significantly increased.

You can read the abstract of this article here.


About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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