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.

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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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