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Etiology of Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality in Saudi Arabia – A Mini Review

Volume 6 - Issue 3

Mohammed Khalaf AlMutairi1, Mohammad Farhan Qureshi2,Roohi Fathima3, Viquar Fatima Qureshi4, Mumtaz Ahmed Ansari5 and Shoeb Qureshi*6

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    • 1 Department of Pediatric Emergency, King Abdullah Specialist Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia
    • 2Division of Neonatology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia
    • 3King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • 4Department of Obs. and Gynecol, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia
    • 5Mohammad bin Naif Medical Centre, King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia
    • 6Department of Research, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Shoeb Qureshi, Department of Research, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University, National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Received: June 25, 2018;   Published: July 05, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001343

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A new born baby is specially called a neonate in the first four weeks after birth. After a month, the baby is no longer considered a neonate. The neonates are exposed to a host of intrinsic and extrinsic conditions, which make the life vulnerable to either developing permanent deformities and morbidity or discontinuation of survival. There are many conditions including; necrotizing enterocolities, pregnancy with sickle cell anemia, antenatal prevalence of congenital anomalies, different types of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, autosomal recessive disorder ((Sanjad-Sakati syndrome), Infectious diseases, hydrocephalus in neonates, bacterial sepsis in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), caesarean sections, transferring unstable and critically ill neonates to and from the operating room

Materials and Methods:To accomplish the target on morbidity and mortality in neonates, peer-reviewed English language articles published during the last 35 years (1980 to 2015), were selected from Pub Med, Pub Med Central, Science Direct, Up-to-date, Med Line, comprehensive databases, Cochrane library, and the Internet (Google, Yahoo). Conclusion: This brief review includes explicit descriptions of the difficulties faced by the NICUs is written with a view to introduce the subject and make a broader outlook with a detailed review paper in future.

Keywords: Etiology; Morbidity; Mortality; Neonates; Saudi Arabia; Mini Review

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