2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Assessment of neonatal septicemia cases in pediatric department
Dr. Ravi Sharma
Background: Neonatal septicemia is the chief cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. The present study was conducted to assess neonatal septicemia cases in pediatric department. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in department of Pediatrics. It comprised of 84 babies with gestational age >32 weeks and/or birth weight >1500 g. Babies were divided into 2 groups of 42 each. Group I received 7 days antibodies coverage and group II received 14 days. All were monitored for clinical signs and symptoms, blood cultures etc Results: Gestation in weeks in group I was 35.4 and in group II was 35.2, birth weight was 2018.4 grams in group I and in group II was 1984.6 grams, early onset sepsis was seen in 16 in group I and 20 in group II, gram + organisms were seen in 15 in group I and 19 in group II and S. aureus was evident in 6 in group I and 8 in group II. There was treatment failure in 7 in group I and 2 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: It was observed that 14 days antibiotic coverage provide slight better results as compared to 7 days antibiotic course.
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Dr. Ravi Sharma. Assessment of neonatal septicemia cases in pediatric department. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(1):06-07. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i1a.3