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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 289-293

Pattern, causes and outcome of Neonatal admissions at a teaching hospital, Multan, Pakistan

Javaria Rasheed, Tooba Aleem, Nabila Wakeel, Muhammad Khalid, Fauzia Zafar.


Objective: To determine the frequency of different causes of neonatal admissions and mortality in relation to demographic characteristics at neonatal unit of Nishtar Hospital, Multan.
Methodology: It was a retrospective chart review, conducted at neonatal unit of Pediatric department, Nishtar Hospital, Multan from January 2016 to December 2016.
Results: Total neonates admitted in year 2016 were 3364. Sixty seven percent were males and 65.8% were low birth weight neonates. Main reasons of admission were birth asphyxia (34.27%), respiratory distress (27.44 %), neonatal infections (24.46 %) and prematurity (6.39 %). Fifty five percent newborns were admitted at

Key words: Neonate, morbidity, mortality, asphyxia, sepsis

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