Journal article

Morbidity and mortality in hospitalised neonates in central Vietnam

Hoang T Tran, Lex W Doyle, Katherine J Lee, Na M Dang, Stephen M Graham

Acta Paediatrica | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: This study explored neonatal morbidity and mortality in hospitalised patients in central Vietnam and risk factors associated with mortality. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all newborn infants (<28 days) hospitalised in a neonatal unit over a 1-year period and followed until discharge. The main outcome measures were case fatality rate and the rate of different clinical diagnoses. RESULTS: There were 2555 admissions during the study period. The leading primary causes of admissions were infections (41%), haematological problems such as jaundice (23%) and prematurity and its complications (18%). The overall case fatality rate was 8.6%, and it was 59% among very low-birt..

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