+ Translate

Evaluation of a sepsis screen in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis

, : Evaluation of a sepsis screen in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. Indian Pediatrics 24(1): 39-43

One hundred babies were prospectively studied to evaluate a sepsis screening consisting of micro ESR, gastric aspirate for polymorphs, absolute neutrophil count (ANC), band-neutrophil count ratio and CRP to show the relative efficacy of these tests. The sensitivity and specificity of these tests was determined. CRP was found to be the most sensitive (80%) and specific (91%) test. The combination of any two or more positive tests was found sensitive in 86% of cases and specific in 89.6%. Even if CRP was excluded from the sepsis screen the sensitivity of two or more positive tests in diagnosing infection was 83% and can be recommended as a satisfactory screening procedure where CRP is not available.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 005395690

PMID: 3666926

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Ghaleb, Aline; Sherer, Atkinson; Burk, Kimberley; Culp, Kim; Lesage, Gene, 2000: Cost-of-illness for hepatitis C patients is greater than baseline medical costs and increases with disease severity. Gastroenterology 118(4 Suppl 2 Part 1): AASLD A945, April

Trindade, Claudio-Rossano, T.; Albertoni, Edelti-Faria; Palma-Silva, Cleber, 2004: Crescimento e preferencia alimentar de Pomacea canaliculata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) em laboratorio. Growth and food preferences were studied at laboratory with ampullariid snail Pomacea canaliculata, on three different aquatic macrophyte diet (Bacopa monnieri, Egeria densa e Potamogeton pectinatus). Individual growth was measured weekly (shell l...

Devault, A.; Gros, P., 1990: Two members of the mouse mdr gene family confer multidrug resistance with overlapping but distinct drug specificities. We report the cloning and functional analysis of a complete clone for the third membrane of the mouse mdr gene family, mdr3. Nucleotide and predicted amino acid sequence analyses showed that the three mouse mdr genes encode highly homologous membr...

McCarty, P.L., 1965: Thermodynamics of biological synthesis and growth. The quantity of biological growth resulting from inorganic and organic metabolism is related to the free energy released and the efficiency of the microorganisms in capturing this energy. Energy losses result from inefficiencies in the transfer of...

CHAMBERLAIN, R.W.; SIKES, R.K.; NELSON, D.B., 1956: Infection of Mansonia perturbans and Psorophora ferox mosquitoes with Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus. Two species of mosquitoes, Mansonia perturbans (Walker) and Psorophora ferox (Humboldt), were allowed to feed upon guinea pigs infected with the virus of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis. After 2 weeks incubation at 80[degree]F, the infection r...

Patkai, J.; Schmitz, T.; Anselem, O.; Mokbat, S.; Jarreau, P-Henri.; Goffinet, Fçois.; Azria, E., 2013: Neonatal and two-year outcomes after rupture of membranes before 25 weeks of gestation. To assess the impact of extreme preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) <25 weeks of gestation on preterm child outcome. Retrospective study comparing the neonatal and 2-year outcomes of infants exposed to extremely PPROM <25 weeks wi...

Zardi, Oreste, 1956: Research on the anticomplementary power of sera Note III The behavior of ACP of serum in hyper-globulinemic states. Two groups of 6 rabbits were submitted to atmospheric pressures corresponding to a height of 4000 meters; time taken during ascent and descent differed in the groups. Two groups were similarly submitted to pressure at 8000 m; a fifth group to pres...

Serio M.; Calabresi E.; Mannelli M.; Pazzagli M., 1980: Testicular secretion in mammals and in man. Serio, M And L Martini Animal Models in Human Reproduction; Meeting, Florence, Italy, 1979 Xvii+482p Raven Press: New York, N Y , Usa Illus P121-134

Goncalves, C. R., 1961: O genero Acwmyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Studia Entomologica Petropolis (NS): 4: 113-180

Maffei, E.M.D.; Pompolo, S.G., 2007: Evaluation of hot saline solution and restriction endonuclease techniques in cytogenetic studies of Cycloneda sanguinea L. (Coccinellidae). The goal of the present study was to determine if simple methods, especially hot saline solution (HSS) and MspI and HaeIII restriction endonucleases, which do not require special equipments, may be helpful in studies of genetic variability in the...