Published in Blood Weekly, May 4th, 2000
Because of the lengthy process involved in detecting neonatal sepsis, physicians generally administer a precautionary 72 hours of antibiotic therapy to suspected sepsis cases while waiting for complete test results. J.A. Garcia-Prats and colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, investigated whether this time might be shortened by improved culture media and automated computer technology.
"In addition, previous data supporting the 72-hour recommendation were retrospectively acquired,...
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