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Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2020
Article Page : 525-528
Introduction: Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) occurs in infants whose lungs have not yet fully developed. It can also be due to genetic problems with lung development. Most cases of RDS occur in babies born before 37 to 39 weeks. This study was conducted to find out incidence of Respiratory Distress syndrome among preterm and term born neonates.
Materials and Methods: 60 neonates were divided into two groups Group A consisted of Neonates born to mothers with gestational age between 28-37 weeks and Group B -Neonates born to mothers with gestational age of more than 37 weeks.
Results: It was observed that out of 60 neonates, 31 (52%) developed RDS. A out of 30 babies born about 25(83.33%) babies developed RDS as all the babies were premature. In Group B out of 30 babies born 6(20%) babies developed RDS.
Conclusion: Prolactin levels play a very important role in lung maturation of newborns. Identification of high risk cases of premature delivery and giving them prompt treatment at right time is very important.
Proper care during antenatal period can reduce preterm deliveries and ultimately decrease in incidence of RDS and decrease in neonatal mortality rate.
Keywords: Neonate, Respiratory Distress Syndrome(RDS), Prolactin, Blood.
How to cite : Nagvekar M M , Nagvekar M A , A study to assess relation of cord blood prolactin levels and development of respiratory syndrome – an observational study. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2020;7(4):525-528
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