1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, King Hamad University Hospital, Al Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain.
2 Department of Pediatrics, Command Hospital (SC) and Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India.
3 Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India.
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therapy is initiated in neonates on suspicion of sepsis. Optimizing
therapy is a felt need of clinicians as prolonged injudicious use
increases mortality and morbidity risk.
Materials and Methods
1. Clinical tool 'STOPS'.
2. Case definition (reference standards) for neonatal sepsis.
|Table 3. Clinical characteristics of neonates in EONS and LONS groups.
|Table 4. Diagnostic accuracy of STOPS and PCT in EONS.|
|Figure 1. ROC curve with AUC for Procalcitonin in early onset neonatal sepsis.|
|Table 5. Diagnostic accuracy of STOPS and PCT in LONS.|
|Figure 2. ROC curve with AUC for Procalcitonin in late onset neonatal sepsis.|
|Table 6. Strategies for optimizing use of antibiotics in neonatal sepsis.