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Routine antibiotic cover for newborns intubated for aspirating meconium: is it necessary?
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PMID:  8613309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
L Krishnan; Nasruddin; P Prabhakar; N Bhaskaranand
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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    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Bacteremia / prevention & control
Case-Control Studies
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / therapy*
Retrospective Studies

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