Table 4

 Drugs administered to premature newborns in the first days of life (before diagnosis of acute renal failure)

Cases (n = 71)Controls (n = 101)p Value
Values are mean (SD) or number (%).
Antibiotics61 (86%)87 (86%)0.856
    Aminoglycosides50 (70%)80 (79%)0.254
        Duration of use (days)6.35 (3.82)6.46 (4.33)NS
    Penicillins55 (77%)79 (79%)0.877
        Duration of use (days)7.09 (3.19)7.63 (3.90)NS
    Cephalosporins14 (19%)5 (5%)0.001
        Duration of use (days)8.51 (3.99)7.20 (3.20)0.018
    Glycopeptides2 (2.8%)4 (4%)0.984
        Duration of use (days)10.50 (7.78)17.50 (9.33)<0.001
    Macrolides5 (7%)7 (7%)0.783
        Duration of use (days)5.60 (0.89)4.60 (1.34)<0.001
Ibuprofen22 (31%)17 (17%)0.046
Furosemide17 (24%)11 (11%)0.038
Dopamine41 (58%)62 (62%)0.576