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Background and objective: The care team for infants with cleft lip and palate in the Intermediate Care and Special Care Nursery are pediatricians and nurses to keep them safe. This study aimed to analyze the outcomes of care for infants with cleft lip.
Method: A cross-sectional study in the Intermediate Care and Special Care Nursery, by reviewing the history files, medical records, hospital information, and the nurse note form of mothers and infants during 3 years. Quantitative data were analyzed using percentage, mean and qualitative summary.
Results: Ten mothers, nine cases gave birth in Hospital, seven cases had cesarean sections, pregnancies average 2.4 times, gestational age average was 36.1 weeks, six cases were in Khon Kaen. The proportion of infants admitted to the wards each year was 8.09, 3.14 and 4.60 per 1,000, seven females, with average birth weight of 2,685 g, date of discharge below the mean, weight 3,171 g., and an average hospital stay of 39.3 days.
Conclusion: Infants with CLP were admitted to a small number of the Intermediate Care and Special Care Nursery but had associated malformations and complicated syndromes. Caring requires a large number of resources and is shared by a multidisciplinary team, the patients received the surgery safely and continued treatment.
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