Deepak Louis

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In India, institutionalisation of deliveries is happening at a fast pace. Evaluating the knowledge and practices of healthcare providers in these institutions is a priority in this current scenario. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and practices regarding essential newborn care and resuscitation among healthcare providers in Panchkula(More)
SUMMARY Rh isoimmunization manifesting as isolated early onset neonatal anemia has not been reported. We describe the presentation of 3 infants who manifested with isolated early severe anemia. All the infants presented early (3 to 7 d of age) with severe pallor. None had clinically significant jaundice. Evidence for hemolysis was present in all and their(More)
This study was conducted to compare the survival and morbidity of extremely low birth weight neonates born during two different time periods (2009-10 and 2001-02) at a Level III referral neonatal unit in Northern India. All consecutive intramural extremely low birth weight neonates (<1000g), irrespective of gestation, and admitted to Intensive Care were(More)
Erb's palsy occurs in neonates following traumatic delivery, where excessive traction on the neck stretches these nerve roots. Nonobstetric causes of Erb's palsy are rare in neonates. The authors report the presentation of a female neonate with Erb's palsy following a postero-lateral thoracotomy. The infant underwent surgery on day 3 of life for esophageal(More)
AIMS To study growth of very low birth weight neonates (VLBW) during first year and identify risk factors for malnutrition. METHODS Neonates ≤34 weeks and ≤1500 g enrolled in a human milk fortification trial were prospectively followed till 1 year corrected age (CA). Anthropometry was plotted on WHO charts. Risk factors were compared between well(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is used in neonates with isoimmune haemolytic disease to prevent exchange transfusion (ET). However, studies supporting IVIg had methodological issues. OBJECTIVE To update the systematic review of efficacy and safety of IVIg in neonates with isoimmune haemolytic disease. METHODS MEDLINE, Embase databases and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study SMA Doppler for predicting feed intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm SGA neonates with umbilical artery absent/reversed end diastolic flow (A/REDF). STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS SGA neonates <36 weeks born with antenatally diagnosed A/REDF formed cases. Those with normal Doppler formed controls.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate intestinal blood flow changes after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) infusion among neonates with Rh isoimmunization and alloimmune thrombocytopenia. METHODS This prospective observational study was conducted in level III NICU from July 2011 through August 2012. Thirty three consecutive instances (30 neonates) of IVIg treatment (1(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for mortality in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome. METHODS All neonates (2004-2010) with meconium aspiration syndrome, irrespective of gestation were included. Risk factors were compared between those who died and survived. RESULTS Out of 172 included neonates, 44 (26%) died. Mean (SD) gestation and birth(More)
BACKGROUND Failure of first course of indomethacin (FCI) for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) treatment in preterm neonates often prompts clinicians to consider a second course (SCI). OBJECTIVE To identify factors including baseline characteristics and response to FCI that are associated with non-response to SCI for PDA treatment in preterm neonates. (More)