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Greetings from Mexico and I wish you all a Happy New Year. Is the administration of intravenous antibiotics necessary in newborns suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome? , that is, is it useful to prevent pneumonia or sepsis in the newborn? How do you act in your intensive care units in this regard? -Thank you in advance for your kind attention
After watching a documentary in ARTE about bacteriophages it made me think about how else is antibiotic resistance in NICU.? It available french / German Here the story phages was told. First discovered use by Felix Derrel to combat infections in the pre-antibiotics era and was later discredited and forget about in the western world Historically they worked rather well, so there is an attempt to bring them back in the light of increasing antibiotics resistance. This rediscovery started with lab study that showed that the phages were effective at clearing infection in rats pop
We live in a world at the moment where the public has become increasingly aware of the dangers of antibiotic overuse. Parents are more than ever requesting no erythromycin for the eyes after birth, and even on occasion questioning the need for antibiotics after delivery for the infant with risk factors for sepsis. The media has latched on to the debate as well by publishing the sensational articles about superbugs and medicine running out of the last lines of defence such as this article from the CBC. As teams caring for newborns both preterm and term we are also increasingly aware of t
I have been at this writing thing for almost a year and as I was approaching the end of 2015 my thoughts turned to asking myself what I have learned. There have been so many posts, in fact so many between the blog and Facebook posts that I have truly lost count. Having said that the posts have generally fallen into two dominant categories; those promoting a therapy or diagnostic tool and those suggesting that we should avoid certain practices. If I had to have one wish though it would be that we could improve upon our diagnostic accuracy when it comes to treating suspected infections in