Hence, each daily CD64 result (i.e., each daily time point or patient-day) would be considered an independent clinical indicator to alert frontline neonatologists to perform sepsis workup
before signs and symptoms became clinically apparent.
An evidence-based guideline developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1998 recommends hospitalization and a rill sepsis workup
(including lumbar puncture) for infants aged <1 month, or infants aged 1 to 2 months who are high-risk.
involved complete blood counts along with haematological score (Rodwell's) and microbial culture.
Taken together, the findings in the current study "are consistent with relative immaturity at 36-38 weeks (regardless of lung maturity), compared with 39-40 weeks, and lower threshold for admission to the NICU and for invasive sepsis workups
(suspected sepsis)," the investigators wrote.
Neonatal sepsis workups
in babies =2000 grams at birth: a populationbased study.
Study design and validity This study is a retrospective analysis of data from the ACT trial as it relates to epidural use, neonatal sepsis workups
, and antibiotics.