Prevention and treatment of neonatal nosocomial infections
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Advances in neonatal care have to lead to the increasing survival of smaller and sicker infants, but nosocomial infections (NI), also known as health care-associated or hospital-acquired infections continue to be a serious problem. Late-onset sepsis, or sepsis acquired after 72 h of life, with the exception of Group B streptococcal or Herpes simplex virus infection, is usually hospital acquired, particularly in infants who are hospitalized from birth. These infections are associated with increased mortality rates, immediate and long-term morbidity, prolonged hospital stay and increased a cost of care. Efforts to eradicate neonatal NI have had limited success in some areas, but many remain intransigent, and outbreaks with multi – drug resistant organism continue to occur in neonatal intensive care units worldwide....

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