CLINICAL PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF NEONATES ADMITTED TO A SECONDARY-LEVEL NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN NORTH INDIA


Shagufta Yousuf, Showkat Hussain Tali, Iftikhar Hussain

Abstract


 

 Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a secondary-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Methods: A total of 336 neonates were enrolled in the study. Their clinical profiles at admission and final outcomes were recorded in a predesigned pro forma.

Results: Hyperbilirubinemia, sepsis, and perinatal asphyxia were the most common reasons for admission. Eighty-five percentage of the neonates could be managed in secondary-level newborn unit with comparable mortality and mortality to a tertiary-level newborn care unit.

Conclusion: Strengthening of secondary newborn care units is a viable option that will help to decrease the burden of tertiary-level NICUs.


Keywords


Neonate, Clinical profile, Outcome, Secondary-level neonatal intensive care unit.

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Title

CLINICAL PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF NEONATES ADMITTED TO A SECONDARY-LEVEL NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN NORTH INDIA

Topics

Neonatology/ Pediatrics

Keywords

Neonate, Clinical profile, Outcome, Secondary-level neonatal intensive care unit.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i9.19799

Date

01-09-2017

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 9 September 2017 Page: 339-340

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Shagufta Yousuf
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
India

Showkat Hussain Tali
Department of Pediatrics, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Punjab, India. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
India

Iftikhar Hussain
Department of Social Preventive Medicine, Government Medical College
India


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