Neonatal Tetanus in Vietnam: Comprehensive Intensive Care Support Improves Mortality
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J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Jun;5(2):227-30. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piv059. Epub 2015 Sep 9.
Neonatal Tetanus in Vietnam: Comprehensive Intensive Care Support Improves Mortality.
Trieu HT1, Lubis IN2, Qui PT1, Yen LM1, Wills B3, Thwaites CL3, Sabanathan S3.
We report a 66% reduction in neonatal tetanus mortality after introducing a new management bundle integrating antibiotic therapy, muscle relaxation and invasive monitoring. The latter allowed rapid detection of autonomic instability which was treated with magnesium sulphate. This is the first report of its use in neonatal tetanus.
autonomic dysfunction; magnesium sulfate; neonatal tetanus