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early neonatal care in Bangladesh

Mohammad Rifat Haider, Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Farahnaz Islam, M Mahmud Khan
Background: In Bangladesh, the neonatal mortality rate has remained relatively high at 23 deaths per 1000 live births. Consistent adoption of essential newborn care (ENC) practices should lower this rate significantly. This study assessed whether the presence of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) in home deliveries improved ENC practices in Bangladesh. Methods: Data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014 on mothers who reported home birth in the previous 3 y was utilized (n=2761 out of 4904 total births)...
February 9, 2018: International Health
Kavita Singh, Paul Brodish, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury, Taposh Kumar Biswas, Eunsoo Timothy Kim, Christine Godwin, Allisyn Moran
Background: Bangladesh achieved Millennium Development Goal 4, a two thirds reduction in under-five mortality from 1990 to 2015. However neonatal mortality remains high, and neonatal deaths now account for 62% of under-five deaths in Bangladesh. The objective of this paper is to understand which newborns in Bangladesh are receiving postnatal care (PNC), a set of interventions with the potential to reduce neonatal mortality. Methods: Using data from the Bangladesh Maternal Mortality Survey (BMMS) 2010 we conducted logistic regression analysis to understand what socio-economic and health-related factors were associated with early postnatal care (PNC) by day 2 and PNC by day 7...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
Nadine Seward, Melissa Neuman, Tim Colbourn, David Osrin, Sonia Lewycka, Kishwar Azad, Anthony Costello, Sushmita Das, Edward Fottrell, Abdul Kuddus, Dharma Manandhar, Nirmala Nair, Bejoy Nambiar, Neena Shah More, Tambosi Phiri, Prasanta Tripathy, Audrey Prost
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends participatory learning and action (PLA) in women's groups to improve maternal and newborn health, particularly in rural settings with low access to health services. There have been calls to understand the pathways through which this community intervention may affect neonatal mortality. We examined the effect of women's groups on key antenatal, delivery, and postnatal behaviours in order to understand pathways to mortality reduction...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
Phuong Hong Nguyen, Sunny S Kim, Tina Sanghvi, Zeba Mahmud, Lan Mai Tran, Sadia Shabnam, Bachera Aktar, Raisul Haque, Kaosar Afsana, Edward A Frongillo, Marie T Ruel, Purnima Menon
Background: Maternal undernutrition is a major concern globally, contributing to poor birth outcomes. Limited evidence exists on delivering multiple interventions for maternal nutrition simultaneously. Alive & Thrive addressed this gap by integrating nutrition-focused interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, distribution of free micronutrient supplements, and weight-gain monitoring through an existing Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) program in Bangladesh. Objectives: We evaluated the effect of providing nutrition-focused MNCH compared with standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counseling) on coverage of nutrition interventions, maternal dietary diversity, micronutrient supplement intake, and early breastfeeding practices...
December 2017: Journal of Nutrition
Mafruha Alam, Catherine D'Este, Cathy Banwell, Kamalini Lokuge
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones are gradually becoming an integral part of healthcare services worldwide. We assessed the association between Aponjon mobile phone based messaging services and practices regarding childbirth and care of mother and neonates in selected areas in Bangladesh. METHODS: In early 2014, 476 subscriber mothers whose last born child's age was between 3 and 18 months, were recruited to the study by Dnet from selected areas of Bangladesh. One group of mothers received the early warning messages from Aponjon during pregnancy (exposed; n = 210) while the other group of new mothers did not receive the messages during pregnancy as they had enrolled in the service after childbirth (non-exposed; n = 266)...
June 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
S Afroz, T Ferdaus, M Hanif, A H Mollah, M Banerjee, T H Khan
Mortality is high among sick neonates who have concomitant acute kidney injury (AKI). This observational study was done at Special Care Baby Unit (SCABU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Bangladesh from October 2013 to March 2014 to find out the role of pRIFLE criteria in prediction of severity stages of AKI in neonate and early intervention to see the immediate outcome. A total of 44 neonates with AKI were included, all were treated conservatively and with intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) as needed...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Rasheda Khanam, Saifuddin Ahmed, Andreea A Creanga, Nazma Begum, Alain K Koffi, Arif Mahmud, Heather Rosen, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: Despite impressive improvements in maternal survival throughout the world, rates of antepartum complications remain high. These conditions also contribute to high rates of perinatal deaths, which include stillbirths and early neonatal deaths, but the extent is not well studied. This study examines patterns of antepartum complications and the risk of perinatal deaths associated with such complications in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: We used data on self-reported antepartum complications during the last pregnancy and corresponding pregnancy outcomes from a household survey (N = 6,285 women) conducted in Sylhet district, Bangladesh in 2006...
March 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Afrin Iqbal, D M Emdadul Hoque, Md Moinuddin, Sojib Bin Zaman, Qazi Sadeq-Ur Rahman, Tahmina Begum, Atique Iqbal Chowdhury, Rafiqul Haider, Shams El Arifeen, Niranjan Kissoon, Charles P Larson
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is dysregulated systemic inflammatory response which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. With an estimated 30 million cases per year, it is a global public health concern. Severe infections leading to sepsis account for more than half of all under five deaths and around one quarter of all neonatal deaths annually. Most of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries and could be averted by rapid assessment and appropriate treatment. Evidence suggests that service provision and quality of care pertaining to sepsis management in resource poor settings can be improved significantly with minimum resource allocation and investments...
2017: PloS One
Abdullah H Baqui, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Lisa Hurt, Seyi Soremekun, Karen Edmond, Betty Kirkwood, Nita Bhandari, Sunita Taneja, Sarmila Mazumder, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Fyezah Jehan, Muhammad Ilyas, Murtaza Ali, Imran Ahmed, Shabina Ariff, Sajid B Soofi, Sunil Sazawal, Usha Dhingra, Arup Dutta, Said M Ali, Shaali M Ame, Katherine Semrau, Fern M Hamomba, Caroline Grogan, Davidson H Hamer, Rajiv Bahl, Sachiyo Yoshida, Alexander Manu
OBJECTIVE: To estimate neonatal mortality, particularly within 24 hours of birth, in six low- and lower-middle-income countries. METHODS: We analysed epidemiological data on a total of 149 570 live births collected between 2007 and 2013 in six prospective randomized trials and a cohort study from predominantly rural areas of Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. The neonatal mortality rate and mortality within 24 hours of birth were estimated for all countries and mortality within 6 hours was estimated for four countries with available data...
October 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Louise T Day, Daniel Hruschka, Felicity Mussell, Eva Jeffers, Stacy L Saha, Shafiul Alam
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that using uterotonics to augment or induce labor before arrival at comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (CEmONC) settings (henceforth, "outside uterotonics") may contribute to perinatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries. We estimate its effect on perinatal mortality in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: Using hospital records (23986 singleton term births, Jan 1, 2009-Dec 31, 2015) from rural Bangladesh, we use a logistic regression model to estimate the increased risk of perinatal death from uterotonics administered outside a CEmONC facility...
October 6, 2016: Reproductive Health
Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Kikelomo Wright, Olatunji Sonoiki, Oluwasola Banke-Thomas, Babatunde Ajayi, Onaedo Ilozumba, Oluwarotimi Akinola
BACKGROUND: Lack of timely and quality emergency obstetric care (EmOC) has contributed significantly to maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Since 2009, the global guideline, referred to as the 'handbook', has been used to monitor availability, utilization, and quality of EmOC. OBJECTIVE: To assess application and explore experiences of researchers in LMICs in assessing EmOC. DESIGN: Multiple databases of peer-reviewed literature were systematically reviewed on EmOC assessments in LMICs, since 2009...
2016: Global Health Action
Sheraz Ahmed, Shabina Ariff, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Amjad Hussain, Aneeta Hotwani, Muhammad Yaqoob, Shahida M Qureshi, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Samir K Saha, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The Aetiology of Neonatal Infection in South Asia (ANISA) study is a population-based study with sites in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It aims to determine community-acquired incidence, etiology and associated risk factors for neonatal infections. Matiari, a rural site in Pakistan, was chosen for the study due to its high neonatal mortality rate and the presence of an established pregnancy and birth surveillance system. This article summarizes various challenges, remedial measures taken and lessons learned during the implementation of the ANISA study protocol in the unique rural setting of Matiari where the majority of births take place at home and accessibility to health care is limited...
May 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Anne C C Lee, Mohammad A Quaiyum, Luke C Mullany, Dipak K Mitra, Alain Labrique, Parvez Ahmed, Jamal Uddin, Iftekhar Rafiqullah, Sushil DasGupta, Arif Mahmud, Emilia H Koumans, Parul Christian, Samir Saha, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: Approximately half of preterm births are attributable to maternal infections, which are commonly undetected and untreated in low-income settings. Our primary aim is to determine the impact of early pregnancy screening and treatment of maternal genitourinary tract infections on the incidence of preterm live birth in Sylhet, Bangladesh. We will also assess the effect on other adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth (stillbirth and live birth), late miscarriage, maternal morbidity, and early onset neonatal sepsis...
December 7, 2015: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Rashed Shah, Luke C Mullany, Gary L Darmstadt, Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Ishtiaq Mannan, Shams El Arifeen, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth leads to an estimated 35% of neonatal deaths worldwide. Our study analyses neonatal mortality risks among preterm births in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: Trained community health workers (CHW) prospectively collected data between June 2007 and September 2009. RESULTS: Among 32 126 livebirths, 22.3% were preterm (delivered at <37 weeks gestation) and almost half (46.4%) of all neonatal deaths occurred among preterm babies...
November 2014: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
S K Banik, M A Baki, S Sarker, F Rahat, S Akhter, N Nahar
Early onset of hyperglycemia is common among low birth weight neonates. Increased risk for death and major morbidities has been observed among hyperglycemic low birth weight infants. This prospective observational study was done to find out hyperglycemia as a predictor of increased morbidity and mortality in the low birth weight sick newborn and was conducted among the hospitalized newborn of Special Care Baby Unit (SCABU), BIRDEM hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2009 to December 2009. A total of 198 LBW neonates were included in this study...
July 2014: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
F H Parna, T Latif, N Sultana, M A Ali, S B Chowdhury
This cross sectional observational study was done in Department of Obs & Gynae, General Hospital Tangail, to find out the maternal and fetal outcome of eclamptic admitted patient in secondary care hospital in Bangladesh. Study period was Jan 2008 to Dec 2008. Sample size was 100. During this period total 4727 patients were admitted among them 124(2.62%) were eclamptic patients. From that 124 patients 100 cases were randomly included. Among all patients 80% had age <25 years and 62% were primigravidae. Maximum (75%) patients had antepartum eclampsia...
July 2013: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Maria E Sundaram, Alain B Labrique, Sucheta Mehra, Hasmot Ali, Abu A Shamim, Rolf D W Klemm, Keith P West, Parul Christian
Exclusive breastfeeding of newborns, a practice recommended by WHO, is hindered in many countries by practices such as prelacteal feeding (feeding other foods before breast milk is fed to infants). This paper describes maternal and infant characteristics and trends over time associated with early neonatal feeding (ENF) in Bangladesh. The analysis used data from 24,992 participants in a randomized controlled trial supplementing vitamin A and β-carotene to women in northwestern rural Bangladesh. A majority of newborns (89...
July 2013: Journal of Nutrition
Alfredo L Fort
Maternal and neonatal mortality in the post-partum period remain high in many countries because of the limited provision of care. This study uses demographic & health survey data for Egypt in 2005 and 2008 and Bangladesh in 2004 and 2007 to analyse levels and trends in post-partum and post-natal care by place of delivery. Improvements were found in levels and timing of post-partum care following institutional deliveries in both countries, especially within 24 hours post-partum. In Egypt, post-partum care within 24 hours rose from 86% to 93% between the two surveys, and in Bangladesh from 46% to 67% (data for home deliveries only)...
June 2012: Reproductive Health Matters
Luke C Mullany, Samir K Saha, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Mostafiz Rahman, Maksuda Islam, Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Shams El Arifeen, Gary L Darmstadt, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials from South Asia indicate umbilical cord chlorhexidine cleansing reduces mortality and omphalitis. No community-based data are available on bacteriological profile of the cord, early neonatal colonization dynamics, or impact of cord cleansing on colonizing organisms. Such data could clarify the design of scaled chlorhexidine interventions. METHODS: Umbilical swabs were collected at home (days 1, 3, 6) after birth from infants participating in a trial of 3 cord-care regimens (no chlorhexidine, single cleansing, multiple cleansing) in Sylhet, Bangladesh...
May 2012: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Luke C Mullany, Samir K Saha, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Mostafiz Rahman, Maksuda Islam, Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Shams El Arifeen, Gary L Darmstadt, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND:: Randomized trials from South Asia indicate umbilical cord chlorhexidine cleansing reduces mortality and omphalitis. No community-based data are available on bacteriological profile of the cord, early neonatal colonization dynamics, or impact of cord cleansing on colonizing organisms. Such data could clarify the design of scaled chlorhexidine interventions. METHODS:: Umbilical swabs were collected at home (days 1, 3, 6) after birth from infants participating in a trial of three cord care regimens (no chlorhexidine, single cleansing, multiple cleansing) in Sylhet, Bangladesh...
December 20, 2011: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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