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Hospital Course and Short-term Outcomes of Term and Late Preterm Neonates Following Exposure to Prolonged Rupture of Membranes and/or Chorioamnionitis.
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PMID:  21860336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Our objective was to characterize the hospital course and short-term outcomes of neonates exposed to prolonged rupture of membranes (PROM), chorioamnionitis (CH), or both PROM and CH. Outcomes were positive blood culture and/or clinical signs of infection (+BC/CSI) prompting >4 days of antibiotics. Six neonates had a positive BC, 2 (0.6%) in the CH group and 4 (2.7%) in the PROM + CH group (P = 0.05); none of the neonates exposed to PROM alone had a +BC. These results support our current approach of withholding routine antibiotic therapy in neonates exposed to PROM alone.
Authors:
Gregory L Jackson; Patricia Rawiki; Dorothy Sendelbach; M Denise Manning; William D Engle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
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