Samawal Lutfi

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Background: It is generally accepted that the risk of cerebral palsy decreases with increasing gestational age of live born infants. However, recent studies have shown that cerebral palsy often has prenatal antecedents including congenital malformations, vascular insults and maternal infection. Cerebral palsy is therefore better viewed as occurring among(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to analyze the trends and differences in perinatal and neonatal mortality rates in the State of Qatar over a period of 30 years (1977 to 2007), to examine the causes of neonatal deaths and compare them with some regional Gulf states and developed world countries. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective study conducted in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence and mortality and morbidity rates of twin-twin transfusion syndrome in a complete population-based cohort in Nova Scotia. METHODS A population-based cohort study of all monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies of 20 weeks of gestation or longer born to Nova Scotia (Canada) residents between 1988 and 2000 was examined. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze and compare the current gestational age specific neonatal survival rates between Qatar and international benchmarks. STUDY DESIGN An analytical comparative study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Women's Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, from 2003-2008. METHODOLOGY Six year's (2003-2008) gestational age specific(More)
BACKGROUND An early discharge from postnatal policy has been practiced at Women's Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation. AIM This observational cohort study was conducted to evaluate the effect of early postnatal discharge practice on neonatal morbidity in the State of Qatar. SETTING AND DESIGN This is a data-based cohort study. All neonates ≤28 days(More)
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