Bell, Y.; Barton-Forbes, Michelle; Thame, Minerva M.; Nicholson, Alison M.; Trotman-Edwards, Helen L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
The Edpidemiology of Bacterial Infections in the Neonatal Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 2
Objective: To determine the epidemiology of bacterial infections in the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Method: A retrospective description study was carried out between January 1995 and December 2000 to determine the number of admissions, positive cultures indicating bacterial infections in the blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that were recorded. The incidence, aetiology and sensitivity to antiobiotics of these bacterial enfections were determined. Conclusion: This study has provided important data on the epidemiology of neonatal bacterial infection a the University Hospital of the West Indies. Coagulase nagative staphylococcus appears to be the most important pathogen and prompt recognition and initiation of therapy is essential.....