EARLY NEONATAL MORBIDITIES IN LATE PRETERM NEONATES

Dr. Akasha Bint E Athar, Dr. Ayesha Nazeer, Attia Rasool
2021 Zenodo  
Objective- The objective of this study is to examine the morbidities in neonates due to late preterm neonates. Material and methods- This was a descriptive study which was conducted in DHQ Dera Ghazi Khan after getting the approval from ethical committee and in this data was collected from the records of all that neonates which were born due to late preterm with less than 37 weeks of gestation period but greater than 34 weeks. In this study the data of 147 neonates was collected and through
more » ... ical examination morbidities in all of these infants were observed till 7th day after delivery. Results- Mean neonatal age was of these selected neonates was 4 ± 3.74. The gender of 44% neonates was female and 56% were male. Out of 147 neonates 13% had apnea, 16% had syndrome of respiratory distress, 15% had hypoglycemia, 4% had transient tachypnea, 20% had intrauterine growth restriction, 28% had sepsis, 25% had hyperbilirubinemia. Conclusion- In this study it was concluded that in neonate's apnea, syndrome of respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, transient tachypnea, intrauterine growth restriction, sepsis, and hyperbilirubinemia are linked with late preterm. Keywords: Infants, late preterm, Early neonatal morbidities,
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4418669 fatcat:jmqztfdeunhwxc3vrwd6vzokp4