Neonatal Sepsis Thesis - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Sepsis or septic syndromes Sepsis is the commonest cause of neonatal mortality and is probably responsible for30-50% of the total neonatal deaths each year in developing countries.
CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is estimated to cause 26% of all neonatal deaths worldwide (Lawn et al, 2005).It’s Incidence varies from country to country but is much higher in developing countries (Kaistha et al, 2009) where it is responsible for about 30-50% of the total of neonatal deaths (Bang et al.
Epidemiology and Prevention of Sepsis in Young Infants and the Potential Impact of Maternal HIV Infection on Neonatal Sepsis. Clare Louise Cutland. A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of. Doctor of Philosophy.The term neonatal sepsis is used to designate a systemic condition of bacterial, viral, or fungal (yeast) origin that is associated with haemodynamic changes and other clinical manifestations and results in substantial morbidity and mortality.Neonatal sepsis is characterized by fever, breathing problems, diarrhea, low blood sugar, reduced suckling, slow heart rate, vomiting, swollen belly and jaundice (Verani et al., 2010). The incidence of neonatal sepsis is higher in developing countries (Vergnano et al.
To stay with this recent “hot topic” of this blog; what low blood sugar threshold should be used for intervention in the neonatal period? The usual risk factors (SGA, LGA, IDM, late preterm, maternal beta-blockers) select a group of babies whose blood sugar frequently falls below 2.6, 2.4, 2.0, or whatever threshold you want to choose.
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis ranks third as a leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common reasons for admission to neonatal units in developing.
Neonatal sepsis is a blood infection that occurs in an infant younger than 90 days old. Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life. Occurs after 1 week and before 3 months of age. Neonatal sepsis can be caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E.coli), Listeria, and some strains of streptococcus.
Sepsis is the most common condition, and the single biggest cause of mortality, in critically ill patient. Outside of Critical Care Units, sepsis contributes to one-half of all hospital deaths.
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ACINETOBACTER SEPSIS IN INFANTS ADMITTED TO A NEONATAL UNIT Reenu Thomas A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Medicine. Johannesburg 2015.
Objective: Neonatal sepsis is a global public health concern in general and causes a massive burden in developing countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Causes and factors associated with neonatal mortality in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma, South West Ethiopia Sheka Shemsi Seid, Shemsedin Amme Ibro, Abdulwahid Awol Ahmed, Adugna Olani Akuma, Ebrahim Yimam Reta, Tura Koshe Haso, Gutema Ahmed FataSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Jimma University.
The mainstay of treatment of neonatal sepsis remains intravenous antibiotics and supportive therapy. One of the main difficulties in the management of neonatal sepsis is that the clinical features of sepsis can be subtle and non-specific early in the course of the infection. This can lead to delayed initiation of antibiotic therapy. In addition.
Neonatal sepsis refers to harmful bacteria or toxin being present in the neonate. The neonatal time period is defined as any infant less than four weeks old. The neonatal time period is defined as.
Background: Neonatal sepsis, defined as sepsis within the first 28 days of life, is a major risk factor for neonatal mortality and accounts for about 1 million deaths annually. Early onset neonatal sepsis is acquired from the mother during passage through a colonised genital tract during birth.
Dissertation Approval. The Graduate College The University of Nevada, Las Vegas December 4, 2015 This dissertation prepared by Dolores Perez entitled An Evidence Based Approach to Sepsis: Educational Program is approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice School of Nursing.