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Risk Factors of Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2015; 46(3): 116-119 | DOI: 10.16948/zktb.38501

Risk Factors of Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants

Elif Özalkaya, Hande Özgün Karatepe, Sevilay Topçuoğlu, Emre Dinçer, Güner Karatekin, Fahri Ovalı
Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Diseases Education and Research Hospital, Neonatology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: To determine the frequency and the risk factors of pulmonary hemorrhage ın preterm infants.
METHODS: In this study 37 preterm infants hospitalized between January 2012 to January 2015 with the diagnosis of pulmonary hemorrhage
and less than 28 gestational weeks were evaluated retrospectively. 233 preterm infants whose birth weight and gestational week are similar to study group and without pulmonary hemorrhage are taken as control group. Antenatal and postnatal medical records evaluated retrospectively.
RESULTS: No difference have been showed between study groups for gender, cesarean delivery, multiple pregnancies, intubation in delivery room, preeclampsia, premature rupture of membranes, maternal use of corticosteroids, patent ductus arteriosus and early onset sepsis. Newborns who had pulmonary hemorrhage had respiratory distress syndrome and received surfactants more frequently than the control
group.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In this study whether the increasing risk factor of pulmonary hemorrhage is because of RDS or treatment of surfactant has not been revealed. There needs more study to reveal the relationship between pulmonary hemorrhage and surfactant treatment.

Keywords: premature, hemorrhage, surfactant

Elif Özalkaya, Hande Özgün Karatepe, Sevilay Topçuoğlu, Emre Dinçer, Güner Karatekin, Fahri Ovalı. Risk Factors of Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2015; 46(3): 116-119

Corresponding Author: Elif Özalkaya, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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