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Neonatology in the emerging countries: the strategies and health-economics challenges related to prevention of neonatal and infant infections.
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PMID:  22633515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The prevalence of neonatal and infant infections is higher in emerging countries when compared to the developed world. Major factors associated to this increased frequency include the scarcity of trained health personnel, overcrowding of the neonatal units, late onset and slow advance of feeding, use of formula instead of breastfeeding, failure to comply with handwashing recommendations, and excessive use of antibiotics, resulting in the emergence of resistant strains. Infants discharged home frequently share rooms with a large number of siblings and other cohabitants, increasing the risk of infection by respiratory viruses. Several strategies are described that could decrease these serious problems which impact increasing significantly neonatal and infant mortality rates in developing countries.
N E Vain; D Fariña; L N Vázquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  88 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S53-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hospital Sanatorio de la Trinidad Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Fundasamin, Buenos Aires, Argentina; School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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