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Restricted visiting reduces nosocomial viral respiratory tract infections in high-risk neonates

Szatkowski, Lisa; McClaughry, Rebecca; Clarkson, Martin; Sharkey, Don


Rebecca McClaughry

Martin Clarkson

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Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Technologies


Restricting visitors on the neonatal intensive care unit to parents only during a worldwide pandemic resulted in a 39% reduction in nosocomial viral respiratory tract infections in neonatal patients. These findings need validating in a prospective trial.


Szatkowski, L., McClaughry, R., Clarkson, M., & Sharkey, D. (2019). Restricted visiting reduces nosocomial viral respiratory tract infections in high-risk neonates. European Respiratory Journal, 53(3),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 8, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 21, 2018
Publication Date Mar 1, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 22, 2019
Journal European Respiratory Journal
Print ISSN 0903-1936
Electronic ISSN 1399-3003
Publisher European Respiratory Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 53
Issue 3
Article Number 1801874
Keywords Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
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