Heart rate characteristics monitoring and reduction in mortality or neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low birthweight infants with sepsis

Academic Article


  • We questioned whether a heart rate characteristics (HRC) sepsis risk score displayed to clinicians would modify 18–22 month neurodevelopmental outcomes for extremely low birthweight infants who develop sepsis. Infants allocated to HRC display with sepsis had a 12% absolute reduction in the composite outcome of death or neurodevelopmental impairment. Trial registration: NCT00307333
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26445443
  • Author List

  • King WE; Carlo WA; O'Shea TM; Schelonka RL
  • Volume

  • 159