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Multiple fractures and iatrogenic burns in a newborn due to unskilled delivery: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19435023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High neonatal mortality is the hallmark of developing countries. Most of the deaths are preventable by good antenatal care with risk identification and access to safe delivery. However, only about a third of births are attended by skilled personnel in Nigeria. The case of a newborn (one of a set of twins) delivered by breech in a church maternity, who sustained multiple fractures and thermal burns from resuscitation is presented. The mother had received antenatal care in an orthodox health facility but opted to deliver in the church maternity. We discuss the problems associated with delivery by unskilled birth attendants while reviewing the literature to highlight the roles and mechanisms of church birth attendants. Reproductive health education for women, their families and communities is advocated to enable birth preparedness. Training, supervision, monitoring and regulation of practice of church birth attendants will also be required to improve outcomes.
Ayebo E Sadoh; Reuben O Ogungbe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-206     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Child Health, University of Benin, Benin City.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / etiology*
Burns / etiology*
Fractures, Bone / etiology*
Iatrogenic Disease
Infant, Newborn

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