Time to Positivity of Blood Cultures in Neonates

Vamsi, Sivarama Raju and Bhat, Ramesh Y and Lewis, Leslie E and Kalwaje, Vandana E (2014) Time to Positivity of Blood Cultures in Neonates. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (2). pp. 212-214.

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Blood culture reports in neonatal sepsis aid physician in either optimizing therapy or discontinuing antibiotics. We determined the time taken for neonatal blood cultures to become positive using the aerobic BacT/Alert system. Of 944 blood cultures from 816 neonates, 139 (14.7%) were positive. Growth of all definitive bacteria, 95% of possible bacteria and 84% of fungi were detected within 48 hours of incubation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood culture; neonates; Time to positivity; sepsis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 11:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139874

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