neonatal death


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ne·o·na·tal death

death of a young, liveborn infant; classified as: early neonatal death, death of a liveborn infant occurring fewer than 7 completed days (168 hours) from the time of birth; late neonatal death, death of a liveborn infant occurring after 7 completed days of age but before 28 completed days.
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ne·o·na·tal death

(nē'ō-nā'tăl deth)
The death of a live newborn during the first 28 days of life. An early neonatal death is considered by the World Health Organization to be a death within the first 7 days of life.
[neo + L. natalis, relating to birth, + A.S. dēath]
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The mean GA at delivery for neonatal deaths was 32 weeks 3 days, compared with 36 weeks 0 days for infants who died at 28 days or later (Table 2).
A variable was considered a risk factor for neonatal death when the p-value was < 0.05 using the Wald test after adjusting for factors from the same and preceding blocks.
South Africa has an unacceptably high infant mortality rate, with neonatal deaths accounting for 35-40% of all deaths of children younger than the age of 5 years.
Join in the conversation our Facebook page www.facebook.theliverpool echo The authors of the MBRRA CE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquires across the UK) report looked at stillbirth and neonatal deaths occurring at 165 maternity units around the country during 2015.
With the development of economy and education all over the world, the global child mortality has declined obviously, but the neonatal death accounted for the proportion of deaths in children under 5 years of age rise instead.[sup][5] In this 1-year survey, we found a total of 744 newborns died, accounting for 37.6% of all the deaths in children under 5 years of age in these 26 hospitals, which was close to some other studies.[sup][2] Globally, the proportion of deaths in children under 5 years of age that occurs in the neonatal period remained a high level of 37–44%.[sup][2],[11],[12] Hence, increased attention on neonatal death is required as the epidemiology, cause-of-death distribution, and health interventions differ in older children.
The authors estimated the gestational-age specific differences in risk for stillbirths and neonatal deaths after 34 weeks' gestation.
The objective of this study was to determine the risk of perinatal loss when previous pregnancy ended in stillbirth or early neonatal death. This study will serve to determine the recurrence risk, so that these high risk pregnancies should be monitored frequently and vigilantly in order to reduce risk of recurrent obstetric tragedy.
An estimated 298000 neonatal deaths occur annually in Pakistan, accounting for 7% of neonatal deaths worldwide.8,9 Major causes accounting for 87% of neonatal deaths worldwide include Infection (36%), preterm birth (28%) and birth asphyxia (23%).10 Neonatal mortality causes vary by country, and depends upon the availability and the provision of healthcare services because neonatal mortality has intimate relation to these factors.11
The PMR was calculated as the total number of stillbirths plus early neonatal deaths (Within 7 days of birth) per 1000 total births.
Table 2 shows the causes of death of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths. The most common causes were complications of prematurity (accounting for 31% of total deaths) followed by intrapartum-related events that resulted in a neonatal death (accounting for 28% of deaths), acute intrapartum events that resulted in a stillbirth (accounting for 21% of deaths), congenital anomalies (accounting for 23% of deaths), and infection (accounting for 11% of deaths).
Senior journalist, Saleem Shahid said that Mercy Corps and other NGOs working on maternal and child health issues should prepare documentaries on the importance of use of CHX which should be run at electronic media as part of awareness campaign to reduce maternal and neonatal death rate.

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