Risk of mortality subsequent to umbilical cord infection among newborns of southern Nepal: cord infection and mortality.

@article{Mullany2009RiskOM,
  title={Risk of mortality subsequent to umbilical cord infection among newborns of southern Nepal: cord infection and mortality.},
  author={Luke C Mullany and G L Darmstadt and Joanne Katz and Subarna K. Khatry and S. Leclerq and Ramesh Kant Adhikari and James M. Tielsch},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={17-20}
}
BACKGROUND Neonatal sepsis may stem from local umbilical cord infections. Signs of cord infection are common in low-resource settings, yet the risk of mortality subsequent to these signs has not been quantified in either developed or developing countries. We compared the risk of mortality between infants with and without signs of umbilical cord infection during a community-based trial of chlorhexidine interventions in southern Nepal. METHODS Newborns were evaluated for signs of umbilical cord… CONTINUE READING
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