Document Detail


Routine antibiotic cover for newborns intubated for aspirating meconium: is it necessary?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8613309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A retrospective analysis was performed on 215 babies to evaluate the incidence of septicemia in babies intubated at birth for aspirating meconium from the trachea. Only term, appropriate for gestational age babies were included. Babies with any known perinatal risk factor for infection were excluded from the study and none of the babies had been put on "prophylactic antibiotics." There were 88 babies in the intubated group in a one year period from January 1991 to December 1991. One hundred and twenty seven babies were taken as controls. There was no significant difference in the incidence of early septicemia in the two groups. There were no deaths in either group. It is concluded that well term babies who are intubated for aspirating meconium need not be put on routine antibiotic cover.
Authors:
L Krishnan; Nasruddin; P Prabhakar; N Bhaskaranand
Related Documents :
3717999 - Asian neonatal mortality in blackburn.
87789 - Infants of very low birthweight. a 15-year analysis.
14989749 - Auricular anthropometry of hong kong chinese babies.
22377739 - Thrombosis of the aorta abdominalis in infants - diagnosis and thrombolytic therapy.
2011429 - Olfactory classical conditioning in neonates.
15296559 - Modelling consultation rates in infancy: influence of maternal and infant characteristi...
21270469 - Predictors of outcome in term infants with neonatal seizures subsequent to intrapartum ...
2083099 - Postnatal weight gain and serum total protein and albumin levels in very low birthweigh...
375179 - Immunofluorescence in group b streptococcal infection and idiopathic respiratory distre...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-05     Completed Date:  1996-06-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Bacteremia / prevention & control
Case-Control Studies
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / therapy*
Retrospective Studies

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  A concurrent comparison of a WHO-recommended 30-cluster survey and a modified version of it under In...
Next Document:  Furazolidone in typhoid fever--correlation of clinical efficacy with serum bactericidal activity.