Evidence-based Neonatal Infections

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-10
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is expertly written by David Isaacs, an experienced author renowned for his knowledge in both pediatric infections and evidence-based medicine. It critically analyses the evidence for decision making in neonatal infections.

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections

* The first evidence-based text on neonatal infections

* Provides practical guidance where evidence is poor

* Complements David Isaacs’ Evidence-Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases (9781405148580)

Practical and evidence-based, Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is designed to help the clinician with day-to-day decisions on the care of newborn babies with possible, probable or proven infections. It considers clinical questions relevant to neonatologists, analysing the evidence carefully and providing recommendations for optimum management of neonatal infectious diseases, whilst reflecting on:

  • Efficacy and safety
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Adverse effects
  • Ethical considerations

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections provides a unique reference for neonatologists, pediatricians, trainees, specialist nurses; general practitioners, microbiologists, infection control doctors, and all staff in neonatal units.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: How to search for evidence

Chapter 2: Epidemiology

Chapter 3: Clinical manifestations

Chapter 4: Laboratory tests

Chapter 5: Rational antibiotic use

Chapter 6: Adjunctive treatment

Chapter 7: Bacterial meningitis

Chapter 8: Respiratory tract infections

Chapter 9: Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis

Chapter 10: Urinary tract infections

Chapter 11: Necrotizing enterocolitis and gastrointestinal infections

Chapter 12: Eye infections

Chapter 13: Skin and soft tissue infections

Chapter 14:  Bacterial infections

Chapter 15: Mycoplasmas

Chapter 16: Fungal infections

Chapter 17: Viral infections

Chapter 18: Other congenital infections

Chapter 19: Breast milk

Chapter 20: Surveillance

Chapter 21: Infection control

Chapter 22: Developing countries

Chapter 23: Prevention of neonatal infections

Chapter 24: Neonatal antimicrobials


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