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Predicting deaths in a resource-limited neonatal intensive care unit in Nepal.

Shrestha, Dhruba, Dhoubhadel, Bhim G, Parry, Christopher, Prajapati, Bina, Ariyoshi, Koya and Mahaseth, Chandeshwar (2017) 'Predicting deaths in a resource-limited neonatal intensive care unit in Nepal.'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 111, Issue 7, pp. 287-293.

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This study aimed to determine whether the Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP) scoring system (SNAP II) and with perinatal extension (SNAP II PE) can be used to predict neonatal deaths in a resource-limited neonatal intensive care unit in Nepal. A prospective observational study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Kanti Children's Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Data required for the SNAP II and SNAP II PE scores were collected. The relationships between the SNAP II and SNAP II PE scores and neonatal mortality were analyzed. There were 135 neonates admitted during the 6 month study period, of whom 126 met the inclusion criteria. Of these 126 neonates, 29 (23.0%) died. Mortality was 83% (5/6) when SNAP II was >40, and 66.7% (6/9) when SNAP II PE was >50. A SNAP II score of ≥12 had a sensitivity of 75.9%, and specificity of 73.2% for predicting mortality, and a SNAP II PE score of ≥14 had a sensitivity of 82.8% and specificity of 67.0% for it. SNAP II and SNAP II PE scoring of neonates can be used to predict prognosis of neonates in resource-limited NICUs in Nepal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 900 Public health statistics
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Bacterial Infections > WC 240 Bacteremia. Sepsis. Toxemias
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 225 Spontaneous abortion. Fetal death
WS Pediatrics > WS 100 General works
WS Pediatrics > Child Care. Nutrition. Physical Examination > WS 120 In infancy
WS Pediatrics > WS 20 Research (General)
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 420 Newborn infants. Neonatology
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 421 Diseases of newborn infants
WY Nursing > WY 157.3 Maternal-child nursing. Neonatal nursing. Perinatal nursing
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 01:02


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