alexa Empirical therapy for neonatal candidemia in very low birth weight infants
Microbiology

Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Author(s): Daniel K Benjamin, Elizabeth R DeLong, William J Steinbach, Charles M Cotton, Thomas J Walsh

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OBJECTIVE: Neonatal candidemia is often fatal. Empirical antifungal therapy is associated with improved survival in neonates and patients with fever and neutropenia. Although guidelines for empirical therapy exist for patients with fever and neutropenia, these do not exist for neonates. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective, cohort study was conducted of neonatal intensive care unit patients (N = 6172) who had a blood culture (N = 21,233) after day of life 3 and whose birth weight was

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This article was published in Pediatrics and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

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