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Occurrence of intra-ventricular hemorrhage among preterm infants admitted in Tikur Anbessa Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16895027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
All preterm babies admitted to the neonatal unit of Tikur Anbessa Hospital (TAH) Addis Ababa from November 2000 to November 2001 were followed until discharge or death. There were 298 babies with birth weight of less than 2000 gm and Gestational age of less than 36 weeks. 56 babies died (56/298 = 28%) and consent was obtained to perform autopsy examination on all of them. The mean Gestational age was 31 weeks with the range of 26-35 and the mean birth weight was 1377 grams with the range of 780-1900 grams. Intra ventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) was seen in 18 (18/56 = 32%) preterm infants on autopsy examination. IVH occurred on 36.4% of cases in preterm infants with birth weight of <1500 gm and gestational age of <32 weeks. 16/18 (88.8%) of babies who had IVH were less than 1500 grams. All babies with IVH were in respiratory distress and required resuscitation. Recommendations are made to improve delivery services and neonatal intensive care unit services to reduce incidence of IVH in preterm babies.
Bogale Worku; Tsige Tilahun; Tsige T/Mariam; Jakob Schneider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethiopian medical journal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0014-1755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethiop. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-09     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373223     Medline TA:  Ethiop Med J     Country:  Ethiopia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of pediatrics and Child Health, Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Ethiopia / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Intracranial Hemorrhages / epidemiology*
Erratum In:
Ethiop Med J. 2004 Jul;42(3):229
Note: T/Mariam, Tsige [corrected to Tilahun, Tsige]

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