3.6 million neonatal deaths--what is progressing and what is not?
- MedicineSeminars in perinatology
Progress for newborn health globally is reviewed, with a focus on the countries in which most deaths occur, and high-impact, feasible interventions to address these 3 causes are summarized, along with estimates of potential for lives saved.
[Neonatal mortality--the key to reduced neonatal mortality?].
- MedicineTidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke
The article covers causes of and steps needed to reduce neonatal mortality, and simple and inexpensive interventions before, during and after delivery may reduce mortality with more than 50 % globally.
Newborn survival in low resource settings—are we delivering?
- MedicineBJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Current progress for newborn health globally is reviewed, with a focus on the countries where most deaths occur, and the highest impact interventions to address these causes of neonatal death are summarised.
Improving neonatal survival in India
The Millennium Development Goal 4, which stipulates a two-third reduction in underfive mortality by 2015, cannot be achieved without ensuring a substantial reduction in the NMR, which is still as high as 29 per 1,000 live births in India.
Neonatal Mortality: Incidence, Correlates and Improvement Strategies
The neonatal period (birth to 28th day of life) is the most vulnerable and high-risk time in lifebecause of the highest mortality and morbidity incidence in human life during this period. An…
Neonatal mortality due to preterm birth at 28-36 weeks' gestation in China, 2003-2008.
- MedicinePaediatric and perinatal epidemiology
It is suggested that preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in China and neonatal mortality due to immaturity displayed regional differences, and the Chinese government should implement major effective strategies for reducing the mortality of preterm infants to further decrease the total NMR.
Neonatal mortality in South Africa: how are we doing and can we do better?
- MedicineSouth African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Research supports that cost-effective and inexpensive interventions such as antibiotics antenatal corticosteroids hypothermia prevention breastfeeding and clean delivery practices can reduce neonatal deaths by a 41-72%.
Determinants of Early Neonatal Mortality in Nigeria: Results from 2013 Nigeria DHS
Strategies that promote better survival during the early neonatal period will have the greatest impact to reduce the overall child mortality as well as sustaining the progress made in reducing child mortality thus far.
Neonatal health: Major global health topic for the future
The “continuum of care” concept offers a suitable framework for the care of neonates and their mothers as it incorporates all phases of the life cycle and all levels of the healthcare system including those 30 % neonates who are born at home without skilled attendance.
1 year after The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series—was the call for action heard?
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe Lancet
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Rates and risk factors for mortality during the first two years of life in rural Malawi.
- MedicineThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Investigating risk factors for deaths occurring during the neonatal, postneonatal, infant, and second-year periods among a cohort of 3,724 infants monitored from birth concluded that interventions to prevent maternal HIV infection and low birth weight and treatment of syphilis infection would have a great impact on reducing early childhood deaths.
Perinatal mortality in southern Brazil: a population-based study of 7392 births.
- MedicineBulletin of the World Health Organization
The most important variable influencing perinatal mortality was birth weight; low-birth-weight babies were 17 times more likely to die in the perinnatal period than those weighing 2500 g or more.
Neonatal mortality of low-birth-weight infants in Bangladesh.
- MedicineBulletin of the World Health Organization
Policy-relevant findings were that LBW approximately doubles the NMR in a periurban setting in Bangladesh; that neonatal mortality tends to occur early; and that preterm delivery is the most important contributor to the N MR.
Where and why are 10 million children dying every year?
- MedicineThe Lancet
The decline in child mortality: a reappraisal.
- EconomicsBulletin of the World Health Organization
The present paper examines, describes and documents country-specific trends in under-five mortality rates (i.e., mortality among children under five years of age) in the 1990s, and identifies countries and WHO regions where sustained improvement has occurred and those where setbacks are evident.
The effect of introduction of minimal standards of neonatal care on in-hospital mortality.
- MedicinePapua and New Guinea medical journal
Although this study provides justification for increasing the technology for supportive neonatal care and training in medium-sized hospitals in rural areas in developing countries, estimates of cost-effectiveness must be compared with other interventions that will effectively lower neonatal mortality, both in and out of hospitals.
Sex Differential Patterns in Perinatal Deaths in Italy
- MedicineHuman biology
The finding of such generalized male overmortality in the early extrauterine period of life, together with the patterns shown by the temporal sex ratio in stillbirths and in early deaths, supports the hypothesis of a postponement of male risk from late fetal into neonatal life.
Why are Thai official perinatal and infant mortality rates so low?
- Medicine, EconomicsInternational journal of epidemiology
The results document the degree and nature of under-reporting of perinatal and infant mortality in rural Thailand and compare them with the official statistics.
Analysis of perinatal mortality and its components: time for a change?
- MedicineAmerican journal of epidemiology
The authors suggest that, whenever possible, stillbirths and early neonatal deaths should be reported separately, with gestational age-specific risks of stillbirth based on all fetuses at risk, and that antepartum and intrapartum still births be reported separate.