Pattern and Variation of Umbilical Stump Fall in Newborns Who Received Antibiotics for Sepsis
|Tudu MN, Asit Kumar Mishra*, Srivastava P and Uddin MW|
|Unit of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Asit Kumar Mishra
Specialist and In-Charge, Unit of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
Email: [email protected]
|Received: Apr 25, 2015; Accepted: June 04, 2015; Published: June 12, 2015|
|Citation: Tudu MN, Mishra AK, Srivastava P, Uddin MW (2015) Pattern and Variation of Umbilical Stump Fall in Newborns Who Received Antibiotics for Sepsis. J Nurs Care 4:263. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000263|
|Copyright: © 2015 Tudu MN 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.|
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Objective: To study the variation of separation of umbilical stump in newborns who received intravenous antibiotics and compare it with healthy newborns.
Method: Two groups of newborns were taken, each comprising of 100 newborns. One group had received intravenous antibiotics for sepsis and the other group comprised of healthy newborns. On follow ups, the day of separation of umbilical stump was asked to the mothers and was noted and analyzed.
Results: Newborns who received antibiotics had a delay in separation of umbilical stump (mean=18.26 days), whereas the healthy newborns had early cord separation (mean of 8.68 days).
Conclusion: Delay in umbilical stump separation in antibiotics received newborns is due to decreased infiltration by bacteria and thus leucocytes and delayed digestion by bacteria. The family members can be counselled accordingly to allay their anxiety.