Prevention and Management of Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Intensive Care/ Anesthesiology".

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Szegedi Tudományegyetem (SZTE), Szeged, Hungary
Interests: beta lactamase; anti-bacterial agents; enterobacteriaceae; hand hygiene; healthcare associated infection; infection control

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1. Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
2. Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
Interests: clinical microbiology; anaerobes; oral microbiology; epidemiology; Actinomyces spp.; Bacteroides spp.; Clostridium difficile; MALDI-TOF MS; molecular biology; medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Although neonatal intensive care showed a major development during the early 21st century, neonatal infections and early- and late-onset sepsis (EOS and LOS) still remain major risk factors, and low birthweight prematures are especially affected.

Sepsis is associated with a higher risk of mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae, as well as chronic lung disease and other diseases that strongly influence long-term outcomes.

Pregnancy care and obstetrician–neonatologist collaboration may lower EOS, while complex measures, such as infection and quality control, hygienic protocols and the education of NICU staff and parents, minimally invasive treatment methods, and a shift toward family-integrated care, can be effective in preventing LOS. Beyond prevention, the early recognition of infections may shorten the reaction time of proper interventions. Complex treatment methods warrant lower mortality as well as better long-term outcomes.

This Special Issue in the open-access journal Medicina aims to provide a complex view on the prevention, recognition, and care of infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. We cordially invite neonatologists, microbiologists, specialists of laboratory medicine and infectious diseases, hygienic experts, and obstetricians to submit research articles, case reports, reviews, and meta-analyses on the subject.

Dr. Gyula Tálosi
Prof. Dr. Edit Urbán
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • neonate
  • early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS)
  • late onset neonatal sepsis (LOS)
  • neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • prematurity
  • extremely low birth weight
  • infection control
  • nosocomial infection

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