Special Issue "Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis"

A special issue of Medical Sciences (ISSN 2076-3271). This special issue belongs to the section "Critical Care Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 August 2023 | Viewed by 133

Special Issue Editors

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “Agios Panteleimon” General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
Interests: resuscitation; neonatal hemostasis; perinatal hypoxia; nutrition
Dr. Georgios Ioakeimidis
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Guest Editor
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, 3rd Department of Paediatrics, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Interests: neonatal resuscitation; hemostasis; neonatal nutrition; growth
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “Agios Panteleimon” General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
Interests: neonatal resuscitation; hemostasis; neonatal nutrition; growth; neonatal crical care

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neonatal sepsis represents a global and serious health issue. Despite major advances in the management of newborn infants, sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity (estimated worldwide incidence of 22 neonates per 1000 livebirths) and the third main cause of death during the neonatal period, with a mortality rate ranging between 11% and 19% in high-income countries.

Neonatal sepsis is a potential life-threatening situation, especially for low-birth-weight infants. It is a heterogeneous condition, related to gestational age, timing, and source of infection. The clinical signs are usually variable, subtle, and non-specific, and there is no reliable single marker of sepsis; blood culture is positive in approximately 0.5% when sepsis is suspected in a neonate. What is more important is that a delay in the treatment could negatively affect the short- and long-term clinical outcome of sick neonates, yet sepsis-related mortality is largely preventable with prevention of sepsis itself, timely recognition, rational antimicrobial therapy, and aggressive supportive care; thus, early diagnosis remains a major challenge for the neonatologists and the mainstay of management of neonatal sepsis.

In this Special Issue, we are aiming to collect data on new advances in the field of diagnosis and proper management of neonatal sepsis.

Dr. Aikaterini Konstantinidi
Dr. Georgios Ioakeimidis
Dr. Evangelia-Filothei Tavoulari
Guest Editors

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  • sepsis
  • neonates
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • biomarkers
  • outcome

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