|Late-onset bloodstream infections of Very-Low-Birth-Weight infants: data from the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network in 2009-2011
|Wójkowska-Mach J., Gulczyńska E., Nowiczewski M., Borszewska-Kornacka M., Domańska J, Merritt A., Helwich E., Kordek A., Pawlik D., Gadzinowski J., Szczapa J., Adamski P
|BMC Infectious Deseases
|Background: Late-Onset Bloodstream infections (LO-BSI) continue to be one of the most important complications associated with hospitalization of infants born with very low birth weight )VLBW). Ahe aims of this stydy were to assess the epidemiology of LO-BSI together with the risk factors and the distribution of causative pathogens at six Polish neonatal intensive care units that participated in the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2011. Conclusions: Independent risk factor for LO-BSI in VLBV infants are: low gestational age and requirement for surgery. The incidence rates of LO-BSI especially CVC-BSI were higher in the Polish NICUs surveillance than those of other national networks, similar to the central- and peripheral utilization ratio.