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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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Palliative care (PC) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is often provided exclusively to infants expected to die. Standards of care support providing PC early after diagnosis with any conditio...
To determine the prevalence and impact of patient-reported antibiotic allergies in the intensive care unit (ICU), which are currently poorly defined. Antibiotic allergy labels (AALs) are associated wi...
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can cause significant psychological distress in a mother. There is no common definition of maternal distress in the NICU currently in use.
Characteristics of neonatal tracheal intubations (TI) may vary between the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and delivery room (DR). The impact of the setting on TI outcomes is not well characterize...
In this study, we explored the role of colonization in health care workers (HCWs) in transmission of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) to neonates at a level IV neonatal intensive c...
Prevailing Microorganisms Causing Neonatal Sepsis in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Prospective Study)Prevailing Microorganisms Causing Neonatal Sepsis in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Prospective Study)
Prevailing microorganisms causing neonatal sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit of Assiut University children Hospital Methods prospective study conducted in the neonatal intensive care ...
To determine if 3 randomly assigned bundles of stewardship interventions would reduce overall and inappropriate antimicrobial use in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a pre-post stu...
Infants will be observed in the neonatal intensive care unit for 4 hours. The observer will note the timing of oxygen saturation alarms, staff response, and interrupted staff activities.
The aim of the study is to test the effect of daily videoconference updates between parents of preterm newborns and health care providers which also offer them the possibility of seeing th...
Neonatal sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric age group . It is one of the leading causes of death in the first 28 days of life both in the developed an...
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.
The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.
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.
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a family of bacteria with resistance to one or more major antibiotics. There are currently 17 different strains of MRSA. Two particular strains, EMRSA15 and EMRSA16 account for 96% of MRSA blood...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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