Acta Scientific PAEDIATRICS (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 1

Editorial: Numbers and Figures in Prematurity

Chakradhar Maddela*

Consultant Neonatologist and Echocardiologist, Manikrishna Hospital, Metpally, Jagitial District, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author: Chakradhar Maddela, Consultant Neonatologist and Echocardiologist, Manikrishna Hospital, Metpally, Jagitial District, Telangana, India.

Received: November 21, 2022; Published: December 01, 2022


World prematurity day is celebrated on 17th November every year. Preterm infants (PTI) are unfortunate babies born with various physical and physiological handicaps and need life supporting and promoting interventions for their survival in ex-utero environment especially the extremely preterm infants (EPTI). Majority of preterm deliveries (>80%) occur spontaneously - either by preterm labour or induced preterm premature rupture of membranes (5 - 40%). PTI comprise 11% (5-18%) of total live births. Annually 5million preterm births (<37 wks GA) are taking place worldwide.


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Citation: Chakradhar Maddela. “Editorial: Numbers and Figures in Prematurity". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.1 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Chakradhar Maddela. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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