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Prevalence and attributable risk factors of respiratory distress syndrome among neonates confined at Cagayan Valley Medical Center: A retrospective study

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Darlene Jully A. Caleda-Luis, Julius T. Capili, Jerome P. Wangdali

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Int. J. Biosci.21( 2), 419-423, August 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.2.419-423


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Combination of maternal and neonatal health and demographic factors contributes to the increasing cases of Respiratory Distress Syndrome worldwide even though it is known to be a preventable disease. This study involved the study of all neonatal patients with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) confined at Cagayan Valley Medical Center, particularly in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the year 2014-2018. Since the study is retrospective, retrieval and review of charts were utilized to gather data. The research concludes that mothers and neonates demographic and clinical profile greatly contributes to the occurrence of Respiratory Distress Syndrome and there are increasing numbers of cases of the said disease in the hospital. Therefore, formulation of campaign and program by the Department of Health focused on the prevention, early detection, and management of RDS which will be cascaded to the hospitals, clinics, health care centers until barangay level of all the municipalities in the region.


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Prevalence and attributable risk factors of respiratory distress syndrome among neonates confined at Cagayan Valley Medical Center: A retrospective study

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