The Congenital Anomalies Presenting to a Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Descriptive Study.

Congenital anomalies are becoming an increasingly important contributor towards paediatric morbidity as a consequence of improved survival and higher standards of care.To examine the various congenital anomalies admitted to a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit, focusing on sociodemographic factors, resources utilized, and short-term outcome.
A retrospective study was undertaken through examining medical records of all babies admitted with congenital anomalies to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of John Hunter Children’s Hospital, NSW, from 2005 to 2015. Socio-demographic details and antenatal risk factors were evaluated.

Author(s): Dulani Siddhisena

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