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Behavior of Newborns Weighing less than 1 800 g Comportamiento del recién nacido con peso menor de 1 800 gramos

Author(s): Betsy Rodríguez González | Jorge Luis Felpeto Fuentes

Journal: MediSur
ISSN 1727-897X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Recién nacido de bajo peso | incidencia | causas de muerte | supervivencia

Introduction: despite the resources made available in Public Health to care for newborn infants, low birth weight indicators remain elevated in these infants. Objective: to identify what is the behavior of infants less than 1 800 grams.¨ Enrique Cabrera Hospital ¨. Methods: we performed a longitudinal retrospective study and Enrique Cabrera Hospital during the period February 2007 to December 2008, we studied 45 infants weighing less than 1800 grams, who were admitted consecutively. Biological variables were analyzed: incidence, diseases that lead to ventilation, stay, cause of death and status at discharge. Information was collected from medical records and service statistics, the data were processed using descriptive statistics, and used to calculate percentages in tables exposing. Results: of the 8 012 45 newborns (0,56%) were underweight (
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