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Perinatal risk factors for neonatal encephalopathy: an unmatched case-control study

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Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is the third leading cause of child mortality. Preclinical studies suggest infection and inflammation can sensitise or precondition the newborn brain to injury. This study examined perinatal risks factor for NE in Uganda.Unmatched case-control study.Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.210 term infants with NE and 409 unaffected term infants as controls were recruited over 13 months. Data were collected on preconception, antepartum and intrapartum ex...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1136/archdischild-2017-312744

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Nakakeeto, M More by this author
Willey, BA More by this author
Sewegaba, M More by this author
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Grant:
Bloomsbury Clinical Fellowship in International Health to CT (094016/Z/10/Z)
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition Journal website
Volume:
103
Issue:
3
Pages:
F250-F256
Publication date:
2017-08-05
Acceptance date:
2017-06-27
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EISSN:
1468-2052
ISSN:
1359-2998
Pubs id:
pubs:713389
URN:
uri:8ef8cea5-832f-41ce-9a35-6832f9f2192c
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uuid:8ef8cea5-832f-41ce-9a35-6832f9f2192c
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pubs:713389

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