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The newborn at risk for serious infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9646996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early discharge of suitable newborns is rapidly becoming a hospital standard. One concern is that truncated hospital observation of the infant during the first days of life, even with home visits or early clinical appointments, would allow early signs of a serious infection to go unnoticed, which could lead to a missed chance for early therapy and could imperil the child's favorable recovery. An analysis of available data for early onset neonatal bacterial sepsis and neonatal herpes virus infection shows that this new practice should not unduly place newborns at risk of treatable infections, however, so long as conventional risk factors are appreciated and reasonable, nationally sanctioned discharge criteria are followed.
M Radetsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-17     Completed Date:  1998-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Lovelace Health System, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Herpes Simplex* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay
Risk Factors
Sepsis* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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