The Incidence and Consequences of Neonatal Hypothermia in Babies Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hospital: An Observational Study Incidence and Consequences of Neonatal Hypothermia


Authors : Dr. Murchana Khound

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 12 - December

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Neonatal hypothermia, a very well known and preventable neonatal condition which if overlooked can have severe consequences in neonatal outcome.  Objectives: 1. To look for the incidence and severity of hypothermia in outborn neonates on admission 2. To compare their outcome with non hypothermic neonates.  Methods:- It is a hospital based observational study conducted in a tertiary level neonatal unit. Neonates were enrolled at admission. Ethical committee clearance and informed consent from guardians were taken. Temperature was recorded on arrival by probe of radiant warmer in right hypochondrium. Q Maternal and neonatal demographic details, neonatal clinical profile and outcome was recorded. Analysis was done by SPSS.16

Keywords : Hypothermia, Newborn, Hypothermia Consequences.

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