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Clin Perinatol. 2016 Sep;43(3):593-608. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2016.05.001.

Global Burden, Epidemiologic Trends, and Prevention of Intrapartum-Related Deaths in Low-Resource Settings.

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1
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.
2
Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Thorn 229A, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
3
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 103B Keppel Street, London WC 1E 7HT, UK.
4
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan; Research Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: Zulfiqar.bhutta@sickkids.ca.

Abstract

Intrapartum-related neonatal deaths include live-born infants who die in the first 28 days of life from neonatal encephalopathy or die before onset of neonatal encephalopathy and have evidence of intrapartum injury. A smaller portion of the population in poorer countries has access to basic obstetric and postnatal care causing neonatal mortality rates to be higher. Presence of a skilled birth attendant and provision of basic emergency obstetric care can reduce intrapartum birth asphyxia by 40%. With the announcement of Sustainable Development Goals and global Every Newborn Action Plan, there is hope that interventions around continuum of care will save lives.

KEYWORDS:

Birth asphyxia (BA); Helping Babies Breathe (HBB); Intrapartum related neonatal deaths (IRND); Low and middle income countries (LMIC); Neonatal encephalopathy (NE); Skilled birth attendant (SBA); The live saved tool (LiST)

PMID:
27524456
DOI:
10.1016/j.clp.2016.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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