Tag Archives: Sepsis

The use of ECMO to treat infection in paediatric patients

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in term babies with severe but potentially reversible respiratory failure results in significantly improved survival without increased risk of severe disability. This article describes a case series of children referred for sepsis to … Continue reading

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Plasma lactoferrin levels in newborn preterm infants with sepsis

Abstract Introduction: Lactoferrin (Lf) is one of the major proteins of all exocrine secretions with a role in the antinfective process. Our aim was to evaluate how plasma Fl levels may change in response to infection in newborn preterm infants. … Continue reading

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Corticosteroid therapy and neonatal septic shock

Babies sometimes suffer blood infections after they are born which can lead to the development of septic shock. One of the ways used to treat this condition is drugs called corticosteroids and in this article Gabriel Altit, from the Universite … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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