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Enfermería Global

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CHAVES RIBEIRO, Iara  and  COSTA AGUIAR, Beatriz Gerbassi. The underlying intrinsic factors of infections at hospital and perinatal death. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.30, pp.1-8. ISSN 1695-6141.

To study the medical record of the new born babies that were dead in the ICU in order to know the underlying risk factors that influence to the hospital infections in the neonatal death cases. The studied risk factors were the following: sex, weight, gestational age, Apgar test and the rupture of the membranes. This is a descriptive study, retrospective with a quantitative approach. In this study, it was found a 55, 2% of deaths in the female sex new born. Referring to the weight, from the 29 registers of the consulted deaths, the 48, 3% of the new born weighed less than 750g; regarding the marks at Apgar in the 5th minute 37, 9% of the new born did not present any suffocation. In the evaluation of the gestational age, it was verified that the 37,9% of the deaths were between 25-27 weeks; in relation to the breaking of the bag of water, the 62% of the labours with broken bag of water at that moment, the 20,7% with the bag broken more than 24 hours. The study shows the importance in the care of women during the pregnancy until the labour. The underweight and the low gestational age are inherent risks of extreme importance in the predisposition of new born to complications that can provoke them their death.

Keywords : Newborn; perinatal deaths; neonatal intensive care unit.

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