Study compares resistant organism colonization in NICU infants

07/19/2013 | Healio

A study of 1,751 infants in two NICUs found low rates of antimicrobial-resistant organism colonization among infants who transferred to the unit before they were 7 days old, compared with older babies, researchers reported in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. They wrote that a safe and more effective strategy may be culturing infants who are 7 days or older at the time of transfer to the NICU.

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