Nosocomial Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • J. J. Roord
  • R. Ch. Senders
  • A. Fleer
Part of the New Perspectives in Clinical Microbiology book series (NPCM, volume 5)


During recent years remarkable advances have been made in the medical care of severely ill newborn infants. Regional intensive care units have been established in places throughout the world, which has reduced both morbidity and mortality in the high-risk population. With increasing obstetrical and pediatric knowledge and facilities and an increasing number of pathological pregnancies resulting in delivery of living but often severely premature infants, the mean gestational age of newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units has decreased.


Nosocomial Infection Human Milk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Hospital Infection Remarkable Advance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Roord
  • R. Ch. Senders
  • A. Fleer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for MicrobiologyUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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