Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalizations in Healthy Preterm Infants
Mauskopf, J., Margulis, A., Samuel, M., & Lohr, K. (2016). Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalizations in Healthy Preterm Infants. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(7), e229-e238. DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001163
Young chronological age and some environmental risk factors are important clinical indicators of an increased risk of RSV hospitalization in healthy preterm infants 32 to 35 weeks of gestational age. SOE was low for estimates of incidence of RSV hospitalizations, in-hospital resource use and recurrent wheezing in this population. Studies were inconsistent in study characteristics, including weeks of gestational age, age during RSV season and control for confounding factors.