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- NICU Study Finds Two Interventions Can Reduce Infection Rate. A multicenter NICU study found changing sterile tubing and hub scrub compliance reduced the collaborative central line–associated bloodstream infection rate by 19.28%, researchers reported in Pediatrics.
- Study Examines Treatment Guidelines Following Chorioamnionitis Exposure A study in Pediatrics found that asymptomatic infants with culture-confirmed, early-onset infection following exposure to maternal chorioamnionitis may be receiving unnecessary diagnostic evaluation and antibiotics. Thirteen percent of 229 infants were asymptomatic within 6 hours of birth, and 9% were still asymptomatic at 72 hours.
- ACOG, SMFM Release Recommendations for Magnesium Sulfate. A committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recommends short-term use of magnesium sulfate in obstetrics to prevent and treat seizures in women with preeclampsia or eclampsia, for fetal neuroprotection before early preterm delivery, and to prolong pregnancy for up to 48 hours to allow preterm delivery of antenatal corticosteroids.