Clinical profile and outcome of newborn babies admitted to SNCU a level 2 neonatal intensive care unit

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1


The neonatal period is the most vulnerable period for child as they are high risk for mortality. Data regarding a total of 877 neonates were admitted to SNCU during the study period of one year between January 2017- December 2017 was analysed. Results showed more inborn neonate admission (89.5%, number of male babies admitted to SNCU was more than female. The incidence of LBW was 38.2 %. The commonest cause for admission was neonatal jaundice 31.5%.The percentage of preterm babies admitted was 20.6%. The incidence of Respiratory distress syndrome 15.6%, birth asphyxia 12.8%, neonatal sepsis 7.42%, meconium aspiration was 6.6% and hypoglycaemia was 2.2% respectively. The mortality rate in our SNCU was 0.9%.

Authors and Affiliations

Vidyasagar V, Lakshmi L, Suguna S


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  • EP ID EP469628
  • DOI 10.26611/1014815
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Vidyasagar V, Lakshmi L, Suguna S (2018). Clinical profile and outcome of newborn babies admitted to SNCU a level 2 neonatal intensive care unit. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 21-24.