April-June 2021 Issue

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Study the association of serum electrolyte changes with short term outcome in cases of birth asphyxia requiring admission in SNCU

Khushwant1, Kanak Ramnani2
1- PG Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur 2- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur

ABSTRACT

Perinatal Asphyxia is one of the major causes of Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality all across the world. It is also one of the primary indications for admission in neonatal unit. Electrolyte imbalance in any critical patient has been associated in increased morbidity and mortality in a critical care setting. The asphyxiated neonate is also at enhanced risk of diselectrolytemia. Disorders of sodium balance have been associated with increased mortality in neonates. This study was done at a tertiary care unit to determine the incidence of electrolyte imbalance in asphyxiated new born. Out of 777 neonates enrolled for study about 48% neonates had disorders of sodium imbalance and about 20% neonates had disorders of Potassium imbalance. Disorder of calcium imbalance was the most frequent (about 74%).

Incidence of hand washing practices in Neonatal unit at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital Raipur Chhattisgarh

Saket Kumar Mehta1, Onkar Khandwal2, Virendra Kurrey3
1- Post Graduate Student, Department of Paediatrics, 2- Professor of Paediatrics, Pt. J. N. M. Medical College, Raipur, 3- Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Pt. J. N. M. Medical College, Raipur

ABSTRACT

Good hand hygiene compliance is essential to prevent nosocomial infections in healthcare setting (NICU). Direct observation of hand hygiene compliance is the gold standard but it is time consuming. An electronic settings (CCTV) monitoring allows continuous monitoring of its usage. Hand washing practice review by set of observers might help in behaviour change regarding hand washing practice. The purpose of this study is to determine compliance with hand hygiene protocols by electronic surveillance and reinforcing behaviour change.

Adverse reaction following COVISHEILD a covid 19 vaccine-Experience of from a single Centre

Usha Joshi1, Preeti Singh2
1- Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, 2- Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur

ABSTRACT

The vaccination drive in India is the topmost drive for prevention against COVID-19 vaccination globally. It started from 16th January 2021. In this drive two vaccines have been used. These are Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. This drive has already crossed 600,000 mark in first four days and the government has stated that the drive will be further accelerated in coming days to ensure immunity to the citizens of the country. However, there is a section of the community which is still skeptical to the COVID-19 vaccination. This research work has been conducted to analyze the sentiments in the tweets posted in India regarding these two vaccines. The analysis shows that while a majority of the population is posting with positive sentiments towards these vaccines, there are also negative sentiments associated with them, associated with the emotions such as fear and anger.

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