COMPARISON OF MORBIDITIES IN LATE PRETERM AND TERM NEONATES: A STUDY CONDUCTED IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN DELHI
Dr. Mayank Jain*, Dr. Poonam Sidana, Dr. Shailabh Gupta, Dr. Arvind Kant Manipal, Dr. A. P. Mehta and Anubhav Singhal
This is a retrospective study to evaluate clinical outcome of late preterm (LPT) infants (34 to 36 weeks at birth) in comparison to term babies in a tertiary care hospital in Delhi from January 2019 to October 2019. Total of 863 babies were born in this period. Out of these, 650 were term and 205 were preterm babies. Out of these preterm babies, 158 babies were born as late preterm. Majority late preterm babies were admitted in NICU for complications like Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), Sepsis, Transient tachypnea of newborn (TTNB), Neonatal jaundice (NNH), Feeding issue, Hypoglycemia. Morbidities were compared between term and late preterm (LPT) babies in this study of sick neonates. In our study we conclude that late preterm is associated with significant morbidity compared to term babies and need more supportive and supervised care.
Keywords: Late preterm, Respiratory distress syndrome, Sepsis, Transient tachypnea of newborn, Neonatal jaundice.
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