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Neonatal sepsis remains an important and potentially life-threatening
clinical syndrome and a major cause of neonatal mortality and
morbidity. The aim of this study to investigate whether values of base
excess before the onset of clinical signs and symptoms of sepsis
indicate infection in the early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis.
Materials and Methods
|Table 1. Demographic Characteristics of Sepsis and Control Groups.|
|Table 2. Hemodynamic and Laboratory Findings of Sepsis and Control Groups.|
|Table 3. Sensitivity, Specificity, PPV, NPV, and Area under the ROC Curve for Base Excess at the Optimal Cut-off Levels Between Groups 1 and 2.|