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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-06
A Study of Outcome of Perinatal Asphyxia in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Jyotiranjan Champatiray, Kedarnath Das, Mangal Charan Murmu
Published: June 20, 2020 | 164 188
DOI: 10.36347/sjams.2020.v08i06.017
Pages: 1475-1482
Introduction: Birth asphyxia is one of the common cause of mortality and morbidity in neonate and the incidence is 2-9 per 1000 live born. Perinatal asphyxia is an important cause of mortality and of subsequent neurologic disabilities among the infants who survive. Aim & objective: To study the incidence of mortality & morbidity in birth asphyxia. Material & Method: The study was conducted in the Obstetrics department, Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU)/Pediatrics, District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC), department of SVP PG I P & S C B Medical College, Cuttack after obtaining clearance from institutional ethical committee. The study was conducted from January 2018 to December 2019. The study was a prospective study. Result: Severe HIE (stage-III) was associated with a grave prognosis. Mortality was very high. Survivors had gross developmental delay and severe neurological deficits. Poor growth pattern was noted in HIE –II and HIE-III. Conclusion: Perintal asphyxia is preventable condition. Timely and corrective step taken during the each and every step during the delivery process will definitely reduce the incidence of perinatal asphyxia & there by reducing the number of encephalopathy, also reduces the burdens of mortality and morbidity.