1887
1 - The 3rd Annual International Conference on Information and Sciences
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

: Nephrocalcinosis (NC) is a serious condition among neonates that needs proper management. The study aimed to detect the prevalence of nephrocalcinosis among preterm babies in Fallujah city, west of Iraq, and measure its association with a variety of risk factors.

Thirty preterm cases were recruited from September to December of 2019. A pediatric radiologist performed an ultrasound on babies in the sample to detect nephrocalcinosis.

There were 30 neonate babies; 7 (23%) cases had nephrocalcinosis. The mean gestation weight was 1.6±0.4 Kg. About 6% of the neonates did not need an oxygen supply, 10% required steroids, 33% needed theophylline, 20% received vancomycin, 3% received diuretics, and 70% received gentamycin. There was a statistically non-significant association between gender and using oxygen, theophylline, steroids, vancomycin, and diuretics with the occurrence of nephrocalcinosis.

Nephrocalcinosis among premature babies is a common disease and should be considered for screening. Treatment is mandatory to prevent its dangerous consequences.

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