Clinical Profile And Outcome Of 100 Neonates In Perspectives Of Neonatal Care In A Tertiary Hospital
Keywords:Neonatal care, outcome
Neonatal death accounts for about half of all deaths among under five children. This is a retrospective study using hospital data from Jan'09 to Dec'09 to focus neonatal disease profile, case fatality & hospital stay. Study was done in pediatric Dept. of Shahid Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka. 81% neonates were admitted within the first week of life. Low birth weight was (38%). Among them 52% was delivered by normal vaginal and 42%) having history of home delivery. Highest cases were in neonatal septicemia group (40%), Perinatal asphyxia (22%) and LEW (18%) cases. 72% cases was discharge from hospital within 7 days of admission. Case fatality was 2% in both the neonatal septicemia & Perinatal asphyxia group. To achieve the MDG for child survival need to increase coverage of neonatal care intervention for the poorest & most vulnerable groups.
Journal of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Vol 2No.1 June 2010 page 2-3DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jssmc.v2i1.12341