Osservazione nel neonato a rischio di sepsi precoce: L'Approccio della Regione Emilia-Romagna

Translated title of the contribution: Observation on the newborn at risk of early-onset sepsis: The approach of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)

Alberto Berardi, Caterina Spada, Matilde Ciccia, Mariagrazia Capretti, Giacomo Brusa, Fabrizio Sandri, Eleonora Balestri, Laura Rocca, Lucia Gambini, Milena Azzalli, Vittoria Rizzo, Giancarlo Piccinini, Eleonora Vaccina, Laura Lucaccioni

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Abstract

The approach to the newborn at risk of early-onset sepsis is a challenge. In the past the approach was mainly based on laboratory tests, which were poorly predictive and might cause repeated blood samples and unnecessary antibiotic therapies, with possible long-term side effects. The medicalisation of asymptomatic newborns also interferes with breastfeeding. Recent experiences carried out in the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Emilia-Romagna Regions (Italy) have suggested that a less invasive approach is useful. This approach is mainly based on careful and repeated clinical observations of asymptomatic full-term or late preterm infants at standard intervals, regardless of risk factors. Moreover, it is useful for a timely diagnosis, does not separate mothers from their neonates and consequently does not interfere with the development of the nascent intestinal microbiota and breastfeeding.

Translated title of the contributionObservation on the newborn at risk of early-onset sepsis: The approach of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)370-376
Number of pages7
JournalMedico e Bambino
Volume38
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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