Navigation Links
Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study
Date:2/20/2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple tests are needed to detect bacterial infections in newborns with a low birth weight, a news study suggests.

The study authors looked at amniotic and umbilical cord blood samples from 44 premature infants who had low birth weights. Most of the infants had been diagnosed with early onset sepsis, which occurs within 72 hours of birth.

Sepsis is a life-threatening blood infection that can be caused by a number of types of bacteria.

For the new study, the researchers found that cultures commonly used to detect bacterial infections in newborns with low birth weights and early-onset sepsis failed to detect more than 20 types of bacteria. Some of those bacteria species were present in both the amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood, the researchers said.

The study results point to the need for multiple tests -- such as DNA analysis -- to identify bacteria that may not be detected using standard culturing, said the team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine.

Symptoms of early sepsis can vary, from apnea (pauses in breathing) to low body temperatures, and four of every 1,000 babies born in the United States develop the infections, the researchers said in a Case Western Reserve news release.

The typical treatment is to give the baby antibiotics for three days under a doctor's supervision.

But Dr. Vineet Bhandari, director of Yale's program in perinatal research, said broad use of antibiotics could increase antibiotic-resistant bacteria when the exact bacteria have not been identified and targeted.

"This research is important in finding the right bug to target for antibiotics," Bhandari said in the news release.

The study was published Feb. 20 in the journal PLoS One.

More information

The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about '/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Multiple Elsevier nursing titles honored by the American Journal of Nursing
2. Group Therapy: New approach to psychosis treatment could target multiple nervous system receptors
3. New drug target identified for multiple sclerosis and Alzheimers disease
4. Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent Octomom-Type Multiple Births
5. New drug improves survival in multiple myeloma relapse, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say
6. Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players
7. Multiple sclerosis drug may one day treat colorectal cancer
8. Eye Scan Could Help Track Progress of Multiple Sclerosis
9. Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once
10. New multiple myeloma drug shows promise in treating people with advanced disease
11. Women 16-49 at risk of multiple pollutants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 The shale gas development ... top of current U.S. natural gas production has raised ... and bust” cycle, similar to previous resource extraction experiences ... today by Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Center for ... Institute (ELI) confirms that the gas boom in Pennsylvania ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Computer Resources of America, Inc. (CRA), ... York City, has been awarded the contract to rewire ... of a large global bank. The bank is a ... Ramnarayan, Chief Executive Officer of CRA said, “Being awarded ... us to further develop what has already been a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... The Brosix team takes great pride in giving back ... part in the TuxCon conference at International Fair Plovdiv. ... events, including speakers from Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. Topics ... software for mobile, embedded and wearable devices. , Brosix ... conference, presenting a segment entitled “Mobile Applications that Communicate.” ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Perhaps some people are ... are getting old from the first day when we were ... ups and downs during their whole life. Some people may ... (like China), it is not necessary for people to worry ... help; FODAY Auto, a famous China automobile manufacturer , ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Updox, the industry ... announces the release of a “Twelve Questions to Ask When ... that are evaluating Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) for Direct ... utilize MEDITECH and Epic electronic health records (EHRs) need to ... of care using the Direct protocol. , “Selecting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining the Boom and Bust Cycle 2Health News:Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining the Boom and Bust Cycle 3Health News:Global Bank Awards CRA with Network Infrastructure Contract 2Health News:Brosix Takes Part in TuxCon Conference 2Health News:FodayAuto.com: Do Not Be Afraid of Getting Old 2Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 2Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 3Health News:Updox Introduces Resources to Help Hospitals Choose the Right HISP for Direct Messaging 4
... Pharmacy Join Forces for Jude Andrew ... Adams Charitable Fund, ... announce that they have joined to offer Braun Pharmacy,customers free overnight ... filled for individual cycles to the,Jude Andrew Adams Charitable Fund, a ...
... Flagship Global Health,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FGHH) today ... 2008 as the date for the Company,s annual stockholder,s,meeting. ... later date., About Flagship Global Health, Flagship ... level of healthcare quality for its members, whether,they are ...
... One of the nations oldest and most respected ... travel fellowships to underrepresented minority students and scientists to ... April 5-9. The American Physiological Society (APS), which administers ... the travel awards. , APS administers the program with ...
... MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 A landmark study ... Association documents how medication,therapy management (MTM) services, ... Care System(TM), produced both improved,clinical outcomes and ... Economic Outcomes of Medication Therapy Management Services:,The ...
... In an,unprecedented election, nursing home and home ... of United Healthcare,Workers-West, demonstrating their unwillingness to ... Union local branch., (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080318/DC17028 ... disinformation campaign,aimed at suppressing voter turnout, 99 ...
... Smart Balance Inc.,(Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today ... annual Citi Small/Midcap Conference in Las Vegas, NV, at,12:25 ... Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Alan Gever,Executive ... at the conference as well as through the webcast. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Infertility Consultancy and Chicago Pharmacy Bring Hope to Infertile Couples 2Health News:52 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2008 2Health News:52 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2008 3Health News:MTM Study Reports Improved Quality and Economic Outcomes Using Medication Management Systems' Assurance Pharmaceutical Care System(TM) 2Health News:California Nursing Home, Homecare Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Preempt Forced Transfer 2Health News:California Nursing Home, Homecare Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Preempt Forced Transfer 3Health News:Smart Balance to Webcast Presentation at Citi Small/Midcap Conference 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, ... specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company ... from its partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation (Asahi ... successful submission of a regulatory application to the ... XIAFLEX ® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31 juli 2014 De Pfizer Clinical Research ... voor gezonde vrijwilligers van Japanse komaf voor medewerking aan ... gevestigde PCRU is één van twee onderzoekseenheden van ... levens te verbeteren door de ontdekking en ontwikkeling van ... op zoek naar mannen en vrouwen van Japanse komaf ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ) today announced its ... 2014. Third Quarter Financial Highlights and Recent ... reflecting operational growth of 0.5% and a positive currency ... the prior year. , Revenues grew in three ... grew 3.5%. , GYN Surgical revenues grew 3.5%. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 5Gezonde vrijwilligers van Japanse komaf gezocht voor deelname aan Fase I klinisch onderzoek 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 3Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 4Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 5Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 6Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 7Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 8Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 9Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 10Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 11Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 12Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 13Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 14Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 15Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 16Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 17
... valve is enclosed in a ... the valve from being accidentally ... or reclining positions. The valve ... free ensuring uninterrupted flow and ...
... This remarkable anti-reflux valve is ... housing which prevents the valve ... when in sitting or reclining ... self-cleaning and interference free ensuring ...
... AggRAM, for platelet aggregation and ristocetin ... with the power of Windows-based software ... to two AggRAM modules can be ... computer so you can configure your ...
The Multiple Perfusion set provides simultaneous perfusion of the aortic root and up to three or more vein grafts. The set features an inlet port with female luer and clamp attached to an adapter whi...
Medicine Products: