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Neonatal diarrhea at a maternity hospital in Rangoon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1825906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between 1981 and 1986, 1,540 infants born at the Central Women's Hospital in Rangoon were transferred to the Sick Baby Unit because of diarrhea (15.4 per 1,000 live births). Rates among cesarean infants were five times as high as those of infants born vaginally (51.0 and 10.3 per 1000 live births, respectively). One hundred eighty-four of the infants with diarrhea died (case fatality rate = 12 percent). We conclude that neonatal diarrhea is endemic in this large maternity hospital in Burma, and that control efforts should be targeted especially to cesarean and low birthweight infants.
D T Aye; D Bact; D A Sack; I K Wachsmuth; D T Kyi; S M Thwe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-17     Completed Date:  1991-04-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Diarrhea, Infantile / epidemiology*,  mortality
Hospitals, Maternity
Infant, Newborn
Myanmar / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 1991 Apr;81(4):415-7   [PMID:  1825905 ]

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