June 2018. Volume 14. Number 1

Central-peripheral temperature gradient alteration: an early diagnostic marker of late-onset neonatal sepsis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Leante-Castellanos JL, Martínez-Gimeno A, Cidrás-Pidré M, Martínez-Munar G, García-González A, Fuentes-Gutiérrez C. Central-peripheral temperature monitoring as a marker for diagnosing late-onset neonatal sepsis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017;36:e293-e297.

Reviewers: Orejón de Luna G1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS General Ricardos. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado Universitario de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Gloria Orejón de Luna. Email: gloriaglo04@gmail.com
Reception date: 04/07/2018
Acceptance date: 09/07/2018
Publication date: 18/07/2018

Abstract

Author’s conclusions: sustained increases of central-peripheral temperature differences are an early sign of evolving late-onset sepsis.

Reviewers’ commentary: thermal gradient monitoring is a non-invasive, easy to implement procedure and requires only standard NICU equipment. Given its diagnostic value and the evidence of reduction in the mortality rate for sepsis episodes obtained with its application, we recommend the implementation of this method in NICUs in their early sepsis detection programs.

How to cite this article

Orejón de Luna G, Cuestas Montañés E. Alteración del gradiente de temperatura central-periférica: un marcador diagnóstico temprano de sepsis neonatal de inicio tardío. Evid Pediatr. 2018;14:7.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Leante-Castellanos JL, Martínez-Gimeno A, Cidrás-Pidré M, Martínez-Munar G, García-González A, Fuentes-Gutiérrez C. Central-peripheral temperature monitoring as a marker for diagnosing late-onset neonatal sepsis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017;36:e293-e297.

Reviewers: Orejón de Luna G1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS General Ricardos. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado Universitario de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Gloria Orejón de Luna. Email: gloriaglo04@gmail.com
Reception date: 04/07/2018
Acceptance date: 09/07/2018
Publication date: 18/07/2018

How to cite this article

Orejón de Luna G, Cuestas Montañés E. Alteración del gradiente de temperatura central-periférica: un marcador diagnóstico temprano de sepsis neonatal de inicio tardío. Evid Pediatr. 2018;14:7.

18/07/2018

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