Adhisivam Bethou

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether preterm very low birth weight (VLBW) infants receiving early iron (EI) supplementation (2 mg/kg/day elemental iron) at 2 weeks postnatal age have improved serum ferritin levels compared with late iron (LI) supplementation at 6 weeks postnatal age. DESIGN Single-blinded parallel-group interventional randomised controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of counseling on stress levels of NICU mothers. METHODS Stress levels were assessed using the Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS:NICU) questionnaire among 100 NICU mothers. After providing counseling including NICU educational support, the questionnaire was re-administered after 48 h. Coding of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate in term babies with perinatal asphyxia, the effect of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on oxidative stress and neurological outcome at discharge. METHODS Babies who satisfied inclusion criteria were randomized to TH, with cooling gel packs to a target temperature of 33-34°C for 72 h or normothermia. Blood sample was collected before and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of two antibiotic regimens among neonates with late onset sepsis (LOS). METHODS This randomized controlled trial conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, South India, included 90 babies with LOS. Detailed history, examination and appropriate investigations were done for all the babies. Cloxacillin + Amikacin(More)
BACKGROUND Antenatal counseling on breastfeeding and postnatal lactation support are likely to improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding. This descriptive study was undertaken to assess whether antenatal visits were utilized for promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in addition to the routine obstetric services. METHODS This descriptive study was conducted(More)