3 years ago

A Prospective Cohort Study of Factors Associated with Empiric Antibiotic De-escalation in Neonates Suspected with Early Onset Sepsis (EOS)

Nazedah Ain Ibrahim, Mohd Makmor Bakry, Nurul Ain Mohd Tahir, Nur Rashidah Mohd Zaini, Noraida Mohamed Shah
Prolonged empiric antibiotic use, resulting from diagnostic uncertainties, in suspected early onset sepsis (EOS) cases constitutes a significant problem. Unnecessary antibiotic use increases the risk of antibiotic resistance. Furthermore, prolonged antibiotic use increases the risk of mortality and morbidity in neonates. Proactive measures including empiric antibiotic de-escalation are crucial to overcome these problems.

Publisher URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40272-020-00388-1

DOI: 10.1007/s40272-020-00388-1

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