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Threshold Levels of Infant and Under-Five Mortality for Crossover between Life Expectancies at Ages Zero, One and Five in India

For measuring overall health of a population, beside routine indicators such as mortality rates at ages below one and age five, life expectancy at age zero is gaining importance as a popular indicator for the same and is also one of the…

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Cost Effectiveness of Implementing Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses Program in District Faridabad, India

Neonatal and infant mortality accounts for 55% and 77% of total under-5 child mortality in India respectively. Reducing high levels of infant and neonatal mortality is the key towards achieving the fourth Millennium Development Goal…

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Screening for postpartum depression benefits mother and child

Postpartum Depression (PPD) (also known as postnatal depression) is a largely overlooked health problem in India, due to lack of awareness and to a stigma of mental illness. In a recent mdCurrent-India survey, 70% of doctors delivering 5 or more babies a week did not always screen for post-partum depression…. 

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Checklist improves essential childbirth care practices

Implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist program during childbirth led to improvement in the delivery of essential care practices, according to a prospective pilot study conducted at a sub-district level birth center in Karnataka, India. Currently, the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India… 

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Lack of antenatal care, father’s occupation risk factors for perinatal mortality

Intrapartum perinatal mortality (IPPM)—the rate of infant deaths that occur during perinatal period—is a serious problem in developing countries, including India. The World Health Organization has estimated that IPPM rates in India range from 7.3 to 15 per 1,000 live births of infants weighing at least 1,000 g. For improvement… 

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Improved sanitation and access to water decreases infant, child, and maternal mortality

Increased access to improved water sources and improved sanitation are each associated with a significant decrease in mortality in children younger than 5 years, mortality due to diarrhea in children younger than 5 years, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. These were the findings of a large observational study that included… 

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Treat tuberculosis in pregnancy using first-line agents, but wait for second-line agents

Beware of false-positive skin tests in pregnant women vaccinated with BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine for tuberculosis [TB]), in those previously treated for TB infection, or in those previously infected with other Mycobacterium species. False negatives can occur in those with compromised immune systems (eg, HIV) or due to technical… 

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