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Nosocomial bacterial sepsis in babies weighing 1000-1499 g in Kelantan.
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PMID:  10972005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From January to December 1992, 92 babies weighing 1000-1499 gm here to referred as very low birth weight (VLBW) were admitted to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), Hospital University Sains Malaysia (HUSM). Sixty babies were inborn giving a VLBW rate of 7.5 per 1000 live births. Incidence of nosocomial sepsis was 32.6% (30/92) of whom 43.3% (13/30) died. Eighty percent (24/30) of the septic babies had blood culture positive for gram negative organisms of which 40% (12/30) were sensitive only to imipenem. Ventilator support within 24 hours of life was required in 41.3% (38/94) babies of whom 42% (16/38) babies developed nosocomial sepsis. Delayed initiation of feeding was significantly associated with nosocomial sepsis. A strict asepsis policy and early feeding of the VLBW infant are essential components of any strategy to prevent of sepsis due to nosocomial infection.
D Halder; M E Haque; M H Zabidi; A Kamaruzzaman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-20     Completed Date:  2000-09-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  MALAYSIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rustaq Hospital, Rustaq, Sultanate of Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / epidemiology*
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data
Malaysia / epidemiology

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