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Determinants of mortality of preterm babies in the university of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin Nigeria.
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PMID:  21809607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: A prospective study to identify the determinants of mortality among 185 preterm babies at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data on 185 preterm babies and their mothers were collected over a nine month period in a tertiary hospital to identify the determinants of mortality among these babies.
RESULTS: Factors identified as significant determinants of mortality were severe perinatal asphyxia (p = 0.000; OR = 71.31; 95% CI = 17.63-308.24), apnoea (p = 0.000; OR = 178.20; 95% CI = 20.64-7709.02), necrotizing entero-colitis (p = 0.001) and resuscitation duration (p = 0.003; OR = 5.33; 95% CI = 1.62-19.02).
CONCLUSION: The primary causes of death are severe perinatal asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome and infection. In Nigeria, survival below 28 weeks gestation is less than 20%. The findings in this study highlight the need for prompt and effective resuscitation of these infants by a trained health worker with verifiable competence in newborn resuscitation. It also highlights the need for availability of functional facilities like ventilators and resources like surfactant.
B M Suleiman; O A Mokuolu; O O Adesiyun; A Adeniyi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.
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