The value of surveillance cultures on neonatal intensive care units.
Nosocomial infections on neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have been a recognized cause for concern for many years.
It is the endeavour of the doctors caring for these children to identify and treat such infections as early as possible in an effort to reduce morbidity and mortality to a minimum, A high percentage of babies on NICU become colonized with Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) with increasing length of stay on the unit.
Those babies that remain on NICU for prolonged periods, and who become colonized, tend to be the most premature and sickest infants, and therefore are most at risk of becoming septic.
The use of surface cultures in predicting the organisms responsible for sepsis is inefficient and not cost-effective.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nouveau né, Homme, Culture microorganisme, Surface corporelle, Dépistage, Prévention, Surveillance sanitaire, Hôpital, Unité soin intensif, Infection nosocomiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Newborn, Human, Microorganism culture, Body surface, Medical screening, Prevention, Sanitary surveillance, Hospital, Intensive care unit
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0150140
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.