International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Fosfluconazole for Antifungal Prophylaxis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

Table 1

Characteristics of the patients’ risk factors for invasive fungal infection.

Baseline characteristics ( )
Birth weight-g
Mean (range) (615–1466)
Gastational age-wk
Mean (range) (24.5–36.5)
Male/Female sex-no. 12/11
Antinatal steroids-no. (%)13(57)
Antinatal antibiotics-no. (%)9(39)
Rupture of membranes 24 hr
before delivery-no. (%)4(17)
Born at study hospital-no. (%)22(96)
Vaginal delivery-no. (%)5(22)
APGAR score
1 min
5 min
Age at enrollment
24 h18
24–48 h5
Duration of prophylaxis
Mean (range) (3–35)
Treatment received-no. (%)
Steroids6
Ampicillin and Aminoglycosides19
Cephalosporins2
Carbapenems2
Duration of antibiotics therapy-days
Mean (range) (4–12)
Vascular access-no. (%)
Central vein 23(100)
Umbiliical 1(4)
Peripheral arterial8(35)

* values are means ± SD. **The APGAR score ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating better functioning

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