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Role of Gastric Lavage in Vigorous Neonates Born with Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid.
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PMID:  22990631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To compare reduction in incidence of feed intolerance in neonates born with meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) by use of gastric lavage to those who did not receive lavage. METHODS: This Randomized controlled trial was conducted in all vigorous newborns delivered through MSAF, with birth weight ≥1800 g and gestation ≥34 wk. In the lavage group, gastric lavage with 10 ml/kg of normal saline was done. RESULTS: Twelve neonates in the lavage group (n = 124) developed feed intolerance compared to 16 neonates in control group (n = 120), (p = .309; OR 0.69; 95%CI 0.27-1.58). No difference in any other morbidity was noted. CONCLUSIONS: Gastric lavage in neonates with MSAF does not reduce feed intolerance, irrespective of thickness of MSAF and it confers no advantages.
Authors:
Gaurav Ameta; Amit Upadhyay; Sunil Gothwal; Kuldeep Singh; Kirti Dubey; Abhilasha Gupta
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-19
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Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, 250102, India.
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