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Neonates who survive major insults in the neonatal period may suffer varying degrees of long-term neurodevelopmental impairment.
Most insults might be prevented through primary and secondary measures such as antenatal steroid administration, use of oxygen to reduce the severity of sequelae, maternal immunisation and early detection to prevent/reduce congenital infections.
Rehabilitation programmes for survivors should be improved by creating centres to encourage family members to participate in all aspects of care.
More than 40% of mortality in children younger than 5 years occurs in the neonatal period (0–28 days), and the common causes include preterm birth complications, intrapartum-related factors, acquired infections and other conditions such as jaundice and congenital infections.1 ,2 Intrauterine …
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