Clinical outcome of the late preterm infants

Authors

  • Lutfun Nahar Begum Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospital Ltd., Dhaka
  • Farzana Ahmed Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospital Ltd., Dhaka
  • Kulsum Haq Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospital Ltd., Dhaka
  • Lima Lisa Mallick Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Square Hospital Ltd., Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.32922

Keywords:

Clinical outcome, Preterm infant

Abstract

The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the short-term clinical outcome of late preterm babies (34-36 week) in a tertiary level hospital from January 2013 to December 2014. A total of 3,749 babies were delivered during this period of which 513 were late preterm. Among the late preterm babies, 481 babies were delivered by cesarean section. Admission to the neonatal intensive care unit after birth was needed in case of 66 babies. Higher incidences of complication like jaundice (14.4%), sepsis (6.2%), respiratory distress syndrome (2.9%), transient tachypnea (2.3%) and others were found in comparison to control term babies. Ventilation was required in 11 cases. Late preterm mortality was 1.4%. In conclusion, late prematurity is associated with significant neonatal morbidity and mortality.

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Published

2017-09-03

How to Cite

Begum, L. N., Ahmed, F., Haq, K., & Mallick, L. L. (2017). Clinical outcome of the late preterm infants. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 10(3), 132–134. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.32922

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