Essam J Al-Zwaini

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Neonatal septicaemia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We studied 118 neonates admitted to the main referral hospital in Al-Anbar with positive blood cultures. The incidence of neonatal septicaemia for babies born at this hospital was 9.2 per 1000 live births, and mortality was 28%. Staphylococcus aureus (39%), Klebsiella(More)
The study aimed to determine whether serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels can be used to identify when antibiotics can safely be discontinued in cases of suspected neonatal septicaemia. Neonates with suspected neonatal septicaemia treated at a hospital in Al Ramadi city, Iraq, in 2005 had serum CRP and blood cultures (the gold standard) done at admission(More)
A seizure is defined clinically as paroxysmal alternations in neurological function, namely, motor, behavioral, or autonomic function. Neonatal seizures tend to be brief, because immature neurons cannot sustain repetitive activity for a long time and tend to be focal or multifocal. Neonatal seizures are common: estimates of the incidence of clinical(More)
A questionnaire survey was conducted on 50 primary health care physicians in Ramadi city, Iraq, in 2001 to assess their knowledge and identify misperceptions about breastfeeding. Basic knowledge about the main processes of breastfeeding was good (when to start feeding, frequency of feeding, relactation, importance of psychological factors), but there were(More)
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