214,000 newborn babies die of sepsis caused by infections that are resistant to antibiotics every year. This is a major problem worldwide, but disproportionally affects low- and middle- income countries. Reenu Thomas and Adrie Bekker, two neonatologists from South Africa, and Francesca Schiavone, clinical project manager at the MRC CTU at UCL in London, discuss the challenges of treating neonatal sepsis and present the results from an observational study (NeoOBS), which assessed mortality rates of babies with sepsis.
Date of episode recording: 2022-11-24 Duration: 23:49 Language of episode: Enlish Presenter:Berta Terre-Torras Guests: Reenu Thomas, Adrie Bekker, Francesca Schiavone Producer: Berta Terre-Torras
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