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Feasibility and acceptability of gentamicin in the Uniject prefilled injection system for community-based treatment of possible neonatal sepsis: the experience of female community health volunteers in Nepal.
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PMID:  22422117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective:Explore feasibility and acceptability of gentamicin in the Uniject prefilled injection system, in combination with oral cotrimoxazole-p and an appropriate newborn weighing scale, for treatment of possible neonatal sepsis when administered in the community by female community health volunteers.Study Design:In a community-based program in Nepal, 45 volunteers recorded 422 live births. Among these, 82 infants were identified as having possible severe bacterial infection. In all, 67 of these infants were treated with gentamicin in Uniject and 15 were referred to the health facility. Mixed methods were used to collect data about Uniject performance, acceptability and safety.Result:Volunteers successfully treated 67 infants with gentamicin in Uniject. Gentamicin in Uniject performed well and was acceptable.Conclusion:Gentamicin in Uniject, in combination with cotrimoxazole-p and an appropriate newborn weighing scale, is a feasible and acceptable option for treatment of possible neonatal sepsis in the community by female community health volunteers.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 15 March 2012; doi:10.1038/jp.2012.20.
Authors:
P S Coffey; J Sharma; K C Gargi; D Neupane; P Dawson; Y V Pradhan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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PATH, Seattle, WA, USA.
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