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Evaluation of Efficacy of Sterile Saline Gastric Lavage in Reducing Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2376-127X

Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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Research Article

Evaluation of Efficacy of Sterile Saline Gastric Lavage in Reducing Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis

Dhana Lakshmi Angappan*, Ram Kumar U, Soundara Rajan P and Guna Sekaran D
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
Corresponding Author : Dhana Lakshmi Angappan
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Pediatrics
Pillayarkuppam, Puducherry, India
Tel: 04132615449
E-mail: [email protected]
Received September 23, 2014; Accepted March 31, 2015; Published April 01, 2015
Citation: Angappan DL, Ram Kumar U, Soundara Rajan P, Guna Sekaran D (2015) Evaluation of Efficacy of Sterile Saline Gastric Lavage in Reducing Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis. J Preg Child Health 2:142. doi: 10.4172/2376-127X.1000142
Copyright: © 2015 Angappan DL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the presence of risk factors like PROM and more than 3 per-vaginal examinations during active labour, to estimate the incidence early onset sepsis with above risk factors and to determine the efficacy of gastric lavage with normal saline in reducing the occurrence of early onset neonatal sepsis.

Methods: Case control study, conducted in the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute on neonates admitted in the neonatology unit. The trial was approved by the institute ethics committee

Results: On comparing the two groups no difference was found in terms of sepsis screen, clinical sepsis or blood culture positivity.

Conclusion: In conclusion, Study results revealed that immediate neonatal intervention with saline gastric lavage did not reduce the occurrence of early onset neonatal sepsis.

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