Meta-analysis shows that infants who have suffered neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of mortality and severe complications

Sabine E. Bakhuizen, Timo R. De Haan*, Margreet J. Teune, Aleid G. Van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Jantien L. Van Der Heyden, David P. Van Der Ham, Ben Willem J. Mol

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Abstract

Infants suffering from neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of early death and long-term neurodevelopmental delay. This paper analyses and summarises the existing data on short-term and long-term outcomes of neonatal sepsis, based on 12 studies published between January 2000 and 1 April 2012 and covering 3669 neonates with sepsis. Conclusion Infants who have suffered neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of mortality and severe complications such as brain damage and, or, neurodevelopmental delay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1218
Number of pages8
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume103
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Outcome
  • Prognosis

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