sepsis workup


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sepsis workup

A colloquial term for the evaluation of a patient, esp. a neonate, with a fever, for laboratory evidence of severe infection. Common tests for febrile neonates include a complete blood count; blood cultures, cerebrospinal fluid, urine, and stool samples; and chest x-ray. Most neonates with a fever are given immediate treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics pending the results of cultures.
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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.
Sepsis workup 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.
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.