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Significance of neutrophilic CD64 as an early marker for detection of neonatal sepsis and prediction of disease outcome

Abstract Background: Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a global health problem owing to its significant contribution to morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the significance of neutrophilic CD64 (nCD64) expression as an early marker for diagnosis of NS compared to CRP and … Continue reading

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Biomarkers for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis: a literature review

Abstract Sepsis is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonatal populations. There has been constant search of an ideal sepsis biomarker that have high sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV), so that both … Continue reading

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Leminorella sepsis in very low birth weight neonate as cause of neonatal mortality

Abstract Leminorella is a member of Enterobacteriaceae family and was known previously as Enteric Group 57. Based upon genetic differences using DNA hybridization, it has three taxa: Leminorella grimontii, Leminorella richardii, and Leminorella sp. strain 3. The third one is … Continue reading

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Oral care in a neonatal intensive care unit

Abstract Objective: Compare the oral colonization profile of premature infants admitted at NICU before and after doing oral care routine with sterile water versus no intervention. Methods: It was a randomized clinical trial composed of 37 premature infants admitted at … Continue reading

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Saving Lives at Birth: novel microarray patch to treat neonatal sepsis receives international funding

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a novel microarray patch to deliver antibiotics for the treatment of neonatal sepsis, a significant cause of childhood mortality that accounts for 26-36% of neonatal deaths globally. The potential of this microarray patch … Continue reading

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Molecular tests to detect infections in newborn babies

A new Cochrane Systematic Review looking at whether molecular tests detect infection better than the standard culture methods for detecting infection in newborn babies has found that “although there were some issues with selection of newborn babies for this review, … Continue reading

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Pathogenic bacteria distributions and drug resistance analysis in 96 cases of neonatal sepsis

This study aimed to summarize common pathogens and associated drug resistance in neonatal sepsis (NS).Blood culture and drug sensitivity results from 96 NS cases treated from January 2010 to August 2014 were retrospectively analysed. A total of 97 pathogenic bacteria … Continue reading

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