Key Determinants for the Development of Recurrent Invasive Infections in Neonates: Data from the Neonin Network on Behalf of the Neonatal Infection Surveillance Network (NEONIN)

J. Kopsidas, C. Kortsalioudaki, E. Kourkouni, A. Witney, T. Watts, T. Scorrer, T. Zaoutis, N. Spyridis, P. Heath
35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017)
Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 2017

BACKGROUND: Infection is a major concern in the care of newborn babies. Neonatal infections constitute a major cause of hospital admission and prolonged stay. Recurrent infections contribute to increased mortality and morbidity. This study aims to identify the risk factors associated with recurrent invasive infections in neonates.

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Healthcare Worker Perceptions of the Barriers to Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections in Greek Neonatal Intensive Care Units

V. Triantafillou, T. Zaoutis, J. Szymczak
35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017)
Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 2017

BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) result in increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged lengths of stay and increased medical costs. Rates of HAIs in Greek NICUs are among the highest in Europe. An understanding of healthcare worker (HCW) attitudes and cultural perspectives around the barriers to preventing HAI is an important precursor to the development and implementation of preventative strategies.

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Healthcare-Associated Factors Correlated with Neonatal Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus spp. Infection

J. Wang, J. Wang, M. Anthony, K. Tan, J. Buttery, T. Watts, T. Scorrer, N. Spyridis, T. Zaoutis, J. Kopsidas, C. Kortsalioudaki
35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017)
Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 2017

BACKGROUND: Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. (CoNS) are the leading cause of late-onset sepsis in hospitalised neonates. However, there is limited information regarding how healthcare-associated factors affect the likelihood of CoNS infection. To improve infection prevention strategies, this study aimed to identify healthcare-associated, organisational risk factors for CoNS infection.

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Healthcare-Associated Factors Correlated with Nosocomial Neonatal Enterococcal Infection

J. Wang, C. Kortsalioudaki, J. Buttery, T. Watts, T. Scorrer, N. Spyridis, T. Zaoutis, J. Kopsidas, K. Tan, M. Anthony
35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017)
Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 2017

BACKGROUND: Enterococcus spp. are ubiquitous pathogens which cause significant morbidity in critically-ill neonates. However, healthcare-associated risk factors for these infections are not well-established. This study aimed to identify healthcare-associated factors correlated with neonatal enterococcal infection, with a view to improving infection prevention strategies.

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Epidemiology of Enterococcus spp. Infections from the Neonin Infection Surveillance Network

J. Wang, C. Kortsalioudaki, P.T. Heath, J. Buttery, T. Watts, T. Scorrer, N. Spyridis, T. Zaoutis, J. Kopsidas, M. Anthony, K. Tan
35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017)
Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 2017

BACKGROUND: Enterococcus spp. cause significant morbidity in neonates, particularly critically-ill neonates hospitalised in the NICU. This study describes the epidemiology of neonatal enterococcal infections across a network of NICUs, with the aim of informing infection prevention strategies.

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