Serial physical examinations, a simple and reliable tool for managing neonates at risk for early-onset sepsis
Alberto Berardi, Anna Maria Buffagni, Eleonora Vaccina, Chiara Cattelani, Lucia Gambini, Federica Baccilieri, Francesca Varioli, Fabrizio Ferrari, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Mother and Child, Policlinic University Hospital, 41124 Modena, Italy
Cecilia Rossi, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Obstetric and Pediatric, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, 42121 Emilia, Italy
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Correspondence to: Alberto Berardi, MD, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Mother and Child, Policlinic University Hospital, Avenue del Pozzo, 71, 41124 Modena, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 8, 2016
Peer-review started: June 14, 2016
First decision: July 29, 2016
Revised: August 6, 2016
Accepted: October 1, 2016
Article in press: October 9, 2016
Published online: November 8, 2016