The burden of early-onset sepsis in Emilia-Romagna (Italy): a 4-year, population-based study

Alberto Berardi, Lorenza Baroni, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Simone Ambretti, Giacomo Biasucci, Serenella Bolognesi, Maria Grazia Capretti, Edoardo Carretto, Matilde Ciccia, Valentina Fiorini, Cinzia Fortini, Giancarlo Gargano, Maria Federica Pedna, Maria Vittoria Rizzo, Roberta Creti, Fabrizio Ferrari

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Abstract

Objective: To provide the first Italian data on pathogens causing early-onset sepsis (EOS) and their antimicrobial susceptibility, after the successfully prevention of Group B streptococcus (GBS) EOS. Methods: Retrospective area-based cohort study from Emilia-Romagna (Italy). Cases of EOS registered (from 2009 to 2012) in all gestational age neonates were reviewed. Results: Live births (LB) numbered 146 682. Ninety neonates had EOS and 12 died (incidence rates of 0.61 and 0.08/1000 LB, respectively). EOS and mortality were the highest among neonates with a birth weight 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 12 2016

Keywords

  • Early-onset sepsis
  • group B streptococcus
  • intrapartum chemoprophylaxis
  • meningitis
  • newborn infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Berardi, A., Baroni, L., Bacchi Reggiani, M. L., Ambretti, S., Biasucci, G., Bolognesi, S., Capretti, M. G., Carretto, E., Ciccia, M., Fiorini, V., Fortini, C., Gargano, G., Pedna, M. F., Rizzo, M. V., Creti, R., & Ferrari, F. (Accepted/In press). The burden of early-onset sepsis in Emilia-Romagna (Italy): a 4-year, population-based study. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2015.1114093