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Antibiotics are dangerous, unless you actually need them.

In response to my previous post Claus Klingenberg wrote a comment in which he mentioned a recent systematic review that he had published with a group of colleagues. This review of a small number of RCTs (9) and a larger … Continue reading

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A negative view of culture-negative sepsis

I have now posted quite a few times about ways to reduce antibiotic use in the NICU, and in the term baby nursery. One thing that would help to reduce unnecessary usage is to abandon the idea that culture-negative sepsis … Continue reading

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Using less antibiotics

Most newborns who receive antibiotics are not infected. This is true of full term babies in normal newborn care, and preterms in the NICU. For most infants antibiotics can be stopped after 36 hours if cultures are negative at that … Continue reading

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