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Perinatal risk factors in neonatal infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1398868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perinatal risk factors were studied among 50 cases of neonatal septicemia and 200 matched normal neonates during one year period. The consanguinity among parents, birth order and sex of the baby did not increase the risk for developing septicemia. There was significant increase in the risk for septicemia when the duration of labour was more than 24 hours (P less than 0.01), time interval between rupture of membrane and delivery of baby was more than 12 hours (P less than 0.001), liquor was meconium stained or foul smelling (P less than 0.001) and delivery was operative (P less than 0.01). The neonatal factors identified with risk for septicemia were preterm delivery (P less than 0.01), low birth weight (P less than 0.01), birth asphyxia (P less than 0.001) assisted ventilation (P less than 0.001) and intravenous alimentation (P less than 0.02). Identification of high risk pregnancies and appropriate management can minimize many of the above risk factors which in turn will reduce the occurrence of neonatal sepsis.
M Raghavan; G P Mondal; B V Bhat; S Srinivasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1992 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-04     Completed Date:  1992-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Order
India / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor Complications
Risk Factors
Sepsis / epidemiology,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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