Neurological Deficits in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants Among Covid- 19 Affected Mothers

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v19i4.44942

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Covid-10, Premature infant, NICU

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Background: Premature infants undergo a lot of stressful procedures during care and treatment procedure, which may lead to physiological and neurological changes. This study is based on analyzing the neurological deficits in preterm infants with low birth weight born to covid-19 affected mothers. The main purpose of this study was to analyze whether the preterm infants with low birth weight are prone to develop neurological deficits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neurological effects in preterm infants admitted to the NICU.

 Method: Quasi experimental study design was used in this study; Total 10 Preterm infants admitted to the NICU who met the inclusion criteria were selected. All 10 preterm infants  undergone screening for neurological deficits. All the data’s were tabulated and statistically analyzed.

Results: In very low birth weight infants and risk factors for development delay and neurosensory disability are high. Infants with very early Preterm and extreme low birth weight have a higher risk of attention problems, languages difficulties and intellectual disabilities.

Conclusions. It concludes that preterm infants are at risk of developing neurological deficits and also concludes that early the identification in new born helps in early the intervention to the new born

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2022-12-31

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Mohammed S, Ahmed A, Natarajan SK, Kumaresan, Alagesan J, Kamalakannan SK. Neurological Deficits in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants Among Covid- 19 Affected Mothers. Nep J Neurosci [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];19(4):74-6. Available from: https://nepjol.info/index.php/NJN/article/view/44942

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