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Antibiotic Resistance in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Summary of "Antibiotic Resistance in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit."

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasing problem in the NICU. Ineffective empiric antibiotic therapy is associated with increased risk for morbidity and mortality. Organisms that are resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents (multidrug-resistant organisms) are particularly problematic. These organisms may be transmitted to infants if infection control practices are not adhered to, or they may be created by antibiotic exposure. Therefore, meticulous infection prevention-including hand hygiene, surveillance cultures, contact precautions, and selective decolonization-and antibiotic stewardship are important strategies to minimize drug resistance in the NICU.

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Name: NeoReviews
ISSN: 1526-9906
Pages: e135-e144

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Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.

Continuous care and monitoring of newborn infants with life-threatening conditions, in any setting.

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Hospital units providing continuing surveillance and care to acutely ill newborn infants.

The hospital unit in which patients with respiratory conditions requiring special attention receive intensive medical care and surveillance.

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