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BACKGROUND There are no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of neonatal sepsis although standard text books recommend 14 days of antibiotics for blood culture-proven neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVE The present study compared the effectiveness of a 10-day course of antibiotic therapy with the conventional 14-day course in blood culture-proven neonatal(More)
A retrospective analysis of 94 cases of childhood myiasis admitted over a 6-year period is presented. Children formed 37.9% of all cases of myiasis. More than 50% of the children were less than 5 years of age and most (96.8%) belonged to a rural background. Of the 94 cases, 81 (86.16%) were of aural, 11 (11.7%) of nasal and 2 (2.12%) of ocular myiasis. The(More)
Selenium is a part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase and has an important role in the prevention of oxygen free radical injury. Hence good selenium nutrition is of special relevance to the neonate. The present study evaluated plasma selenium levels in cord plasma of 82 full term, appropriate for gestational age babies and their mothers at delivery. The(More)
Delayed neuronal death following hypoxic ischaemic insult is primarily mediated by the N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. The NMDA receptor antagonist MK 801, has been shown to limit neuronal death following hypoxic ischaemic injury but is too toxic to be used in the human neonate. Magnesium blocks the NMDA channel in a voltage dependent manner. Its(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the following study is to assess parent reported quality of life (QOL) in children with epilepsy and to assess the demographic and clinical factors, which influence the QOL in children with epilepsy. STUDY PARTICIPANTS We consecutively enrolled 40 children aged from 2 years to 14 years with active epilepsy who had undergone a(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) to low birth weight infants would improve physical growth, breastfeeding and its acceptability. A randomized controlled trial was performed over 16 months in which 110 neonates were randomized into a KMC group and a control group using a random number table. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of three benzodiazepine drugs: Lorazepam, Midazolam and Diazepam, when given parenterally in the control of acute seizure. METHODS One hundred and twenty children of either sex in the age group 6 month to 14 years brought convulsing to the pediatric emergency services, were enrolled in the study. These were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Kangaroo mother care (KMC) facilitates mother baby attachment in low birth weight infants. METHODS Over 16 month period 110 neonates were randomized into kangaroo mother care group and control group using a random number table. The kangaroo group was subjected to Kangaroo mother care for at least 6 hours per day. The babies(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was intended to document the clinical profile and treatment outcome of severe malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) in children hospitalized in a tertiary care centre of northern India. METHODS This prospective observational study was performed among children admitted with severe malaria at a tertiary care referral hospital of(More)