Neonatal respiratory distress in a reference neonatal unit in Cameroon: an analysis of prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcomes

@inproceedings{Tochie2016NeonatalRD,
  title={Neonatal respiratory distress in a reference neonatal unit in Cameroon: an analysis of prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcomes},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Noutakdie Tochie and Simeon Pierre Choukem and Regina Ndasi Langmia and Esther Mathio Barla and Paul Koki-Ndombo},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Neonatal respiratory distress (NRD) is a main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Early detection of its risk factors and early treatment of its etiologies are major challenges. However, few studies in developing countries have provided data needed to tackle it. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcome of NRD in a tertiary health care centre of Cameroon. METHODS We analyzed the hospital files of all newborns admitted… CONTINUE READING

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