Neonatal admission from emergency department

Authors

  • Sitaram Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Abstract

Neonatal period is a vulnerable period of life. In Nepal, most common causes of newborn admission in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are birth asphyxia, neonatal sepsis. This study explores the diseases with which 131 neonates were admitted from emergency department. Sepsis was the main cause of admission, followed by pneumonia.

Keywords: admission, jaundice, neonates, NICU, sepsis.

Author Biography

Sitaram Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Professor, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Published

2020-05-08

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General Section - Short communication/ Perspective/ Viewpoint