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Trends in the incidence and associated factors of late-onset sepsis associated with improved survival in extremely preterm infants born at 23–26 weeks’ gestation: a retrospective study

This study investigates the trends in the incidence and associated factors of late-onset sepsis (LOS) associated with improved survival in extremely preterm infants.  The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 364 infants born at 23–26 weeks’ gestation from 2000 to 2005. … Continue reading

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Procalcitonin and Neonatal Sepsis: Is This the Biomarker We Are Looking For?

Abstract Researchers estimate the incidence of early onset sepsis as 0.77–1/1,000 live births. It remains as one of the leading causes of neonatal deaths. Clinicians and researchers continue to search for biomarkers for specific neonatal disease processes. Clinicians frequently trend … Continue reading

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Prevention of neonatal late-onset sepsis: a randomised controlled trial

Late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring after 48 h of age causes substantial mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Risk factors for LOS include immaturity, intravascular catheters, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN). Little attention has … Continue reading

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