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Managing a tertiary-level NICU in the time of COVID-19 : lessons learned from a high-risk zone
Título:
Managing a tertiary-level NICU in the time of COVID-19 : lessons learned from a high-risk zone
Descripción física:
1 recurso en línea (3 páginas)
Nota general:
Publicado en: Pedriatic Pulmonology, Letter to the Editor, 21 April 2020.
Resumen:
The novel coronavirus named COVID-19 is a microorganism with a high rate of diffusion among humans. Since 21 February, it has spread exponentially across Italy, with more than 10.000 deaths at the time of writing (28 March). Older people and adults with underlying health conditions seem to be at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19-related illness. Given the limitations of the accuracy of COVID-19 infection diagnosis, young children appear to be at similar risk of infection as the general population, generally experience milder symptoms, and complications appear to be uncommon, but this remains to be independently confirmed.1, 2 It is well known that preterm newborns are a special population with an immature immune system, placing them at greater risk of severe infections. In addition, most of extremely low birth weight infants develop a severe respiratory distress syndrome at birth and can develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Cases of pneumonia have been described in neonates born to mothers with COVID-19.
Nota local:
Publicación 21 de abril de 2020
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Idioma:
Inglés
Fecha de publicación:
2020