Rethinking management of neonates at risk of sepsis

Clinicians involved in the care of young infants are aware of the consequences of not administering or of delaying antibiotics in cases of bacterial sepsis. Those who have seen such cases might be quicker to prescribe antibiotics in the future, even if sepsis is a remote possibility. However, this practice...

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Invitation to Join a Community of Practice on Possible Serious Bacterial Infections

The Health Research Program at USAID and the Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project invite global experts, researchers, implementers and policy makers to join our Community of Practice (CoP) focused on possible serious bacterial infections (PSBI) where referral is not feasible. To join, go to this...

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Have you got data on follow-up of children after Group B Streptococcus infection?

What data do we have regarding GBS? Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a leading cause of infant sepsis and meningitis. First systematic estimates of the worldwide GBS burden (presented in a recent publication series in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017 Vol 65) have identified priority data gaps. Such gaps...

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In Sinafala village, an infant sleeps on her mother's lap.

Battling newborn infections by protecting moms first

Can a vaccine for pregnant moms protect their babies from dangerous bacterial infections? PATH’s Mark Alderson believes it can. The first 10 days of my son Scott’s life were spent in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, his tiny body hooked up to intravenous (IV)...

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