Risk factors of intracranial hemorrhage in premature neonates.

  • Nasrin Khalessi Department of Neonatology, Aliasghar Children Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Zahra Farahani Family Health Institute, Breastfeeding Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mamak Shariat Family Health Institute, Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Golnaz Rezaeizadeh Family Health Institute, Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Premature neonate, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Risk factors, Preterm newborns

Abstract

Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is an important cause of brain injury in premature neonates. Current study tries to define associated risk factors of IVH in preterm neonates in Aliasghar Children Hospital during 2008 to 2011. In this study, the risk factors have been evaluated in premature neonates with IVH, who had at least one brain sonography since their admission in NICU. A total of 63 premature neonates with IVH were assessed. Mean gestational age was 29.81 (24-34) weeks and mean birth weight was 1290.83±382.96 gr. Other risk factors such as sex, mode of delivery, history of using infertility drugs, maternal disease, maternal hypertension and preeclampsia, lumbar puncture, ventilator therapy and pneumothorax were considered. Because no absolute treatment for IVH is available, identifying risk factors is important in prevention and management of IVH.

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Khalessi N, Farahani Z, Shariat M, Rezaeizadeh G. Risk factors of intracranial hemorrhage in premature neonates. Acta Med Iran. 52(9):687-689.
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