Strategies which reduced sepsis-related neonatal mortality

Singh, Meharban ; Paul, V. K. ; Deorari, Ashok K. ; Ray, D. ; Murali, M. V. ; Sundaram, K. R. (1988) Strategies which reduced sepsis-related neonatal mortality Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 55 (6). pp. 955-960. ISSN 0019-5456

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The neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) dropped from 36.6 in 1985 to 23.9 in 1986. Neonatal sepsis ranked as number 2 as a cause of neonatal mortality in 1985, while it dropped to rank 4 (even lower than major malformations) in 1986. The decline in the sepsis-related neonatal mortality was due to reduced incidence of sepsis (38.2 and 18.8 per 1000 live births during 1985 and 1986 respectively) and improved survival (case fatality rates of 24.6% vs 17.7% in 1985 and 1986 respectively). The strategies which reduced the incidence of nosocomial infections included decongestion of use of the nursery, discontinuation of use of heparinised saline for flushing intravenous lines and routine use of intravenous cannulas instead of metallic scalp vein needles.

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Keywords:Neonatal Mortality; Sepsis-Related Neonatal Mortality; Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis
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