The use of ciprofloxacin and fluconazole in Italian neonatal intensive care units: A nationwide survey

Chiara Pandolfini, Sequi Marco, Manzoni Paolo, Bonati Maurizio

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Abstract

Background: Treatment and prophylaxis of sepsis in very low birth weight neonates is a matter of concern and research is being undertaken with the aim to give rise to shared approaches based on solid evidence. As part of a European initiative, a survey was set up to describe the use of two drugs in this area. The Italian national practices concerning neonatal sepsis, as well as calls for related guidance, are described.Methods: A standardized and previously tested questionnaire was submitted online to all Italian level III NICUs. A 5-point Likert scale was used to analyze attitudinal replies. Categorical variables were compared by χ2 analysis and 2-tailed P-values are reported.Results: Data was provided by 38 Italian NICUs (36% of the country's level III centers), 53% of which have 1-10 cases of bacterial sepsis monthly and 90% a prevalence of

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 7 2013

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Fluconazole
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Ciprofloxacin
Sepsis
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Newborn Infant
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires
Therapeutics
Neonatal Sepsis

Keywords

  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Fluconazole
  • Health care surveys
  • Intensive care units
  • Italy
  • Neonatal
  • Practice guidelines as topic

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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The use of ciprofloxacin and fluconazole in Italian neonatal intensive care units : A nationwide survey. / Pandolfini, Chiara; Marco, Sequi; Paolo, Manzoni; Maurizio, Bonati.

In: BMC Pediatrics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 5, 07.01.2013.

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