A Prospective Study of Colonization and Infection in the Neonatal Surgical Unit at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK

  • J. Walker
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 7)


All patients admitted to the Neonatal Surgical Unit at Alder Hey were studied to assess colonization patterns and infection rates. Baseline cultures of throat and rectal swabs were taken on admission, and surveillance cultures were taken as follows: throat and rectal swabs twice weekly, urine cultures weekly, and other specimens as clinically indicated. The resuls of 40 consecutive infants who stayed for longer than 5 days were analysed.


Public Health Escherichia Coli Intensive Care Unit Emergency Medicine Infection Rate 
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