Sujit Shrestha

Sujit Shrestha
Nepal Medical College · Department of Pediatrics

MD in pediatrics, F. NEONATOLOGY


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Sujit Shrestha currently works at the Department of Pediatrics, Nepal Medical College. Sujit does research in Pediatrics. Their most recent publication is 'Infective Endocarditis in a Neonate'.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - present
Nepal Medical College
  • Lecturer
  • Teacher Clinician Researcher
April 2011 - May 2014
Institute of Medicine
Field of study
  • Pediatrics


Publications (12)
Optimal feeding strategy in preterm neonates is unclear. These neonates are at high risk of feed intolerance (FI) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Considering this risk, introduction of enteral feeding in these neonates is usually delayed. Delayed passage of meconium has been considered as risk factor for FI. We planned this study with an objec...
There has been a continuous effort to develop standard growth charts for neonates. Reference growth charts based on cross-sectional intrauterine data were developed from measurement of anthropometric parameters of neonates of different gestations at birth. Similarly postnatal charts for preterm neonates were developed based on longitudinal measurem...
Background: Birth asphyxia is one of the important causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality, accounting up to 30% of neonatal death in Nepal. It is also an important cause of long term neurological disability and impairment. Thompson encephalopathy score is a clinical score which can be used to assess the newborn with hypoxic ischemic encephalop...
Background: Hyperbilirubinemia is a common problem in neonates. Phototherapy and exchange transfusion are the primary treatment modalities. Less known, but one of the potential complications of phototherapy is hypocalcemia. Most of the neonates with hypocalcemia are asymptomatic. Though asymptomatic, treatment should be initiated immediately when...
Respiratory distress in newborn is a common problem leading to hypoxemia. Pulse oximetry is the tool for measuring oxygen saturation noninvasively and blood gas analysis is the gold standard for oxygen monitoring. Downes score can be used as an alternative to assess respiratory distress clinically and determine the need of oxygen supplementation wh...
Respiratory distress is the most frequent cause of neonatal admission in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is an effective mode of treatment in newborn with respiratory distress. CPAP is the application of positive pressure to the airways of spontaneously breathing patient throughout the respiratory cyc...
Various scoring system have been developed and are becoming essential part of Pediatric and other critical care units. The Pediatric department wants to introduce Pediatric Index of Mortality-2 (PIM 2) as a predictive scoring system in Pediatric critical care unit of Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH). This was a prospective cohort stu...
ABSTRACT Recurrent pneumonia usually occurs due to an underlying disorder that negatively affects local or systemic defence mechanisms. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence and risk factors associated with recurrent pneumonia in children and to determine possible strategic plan needed for better clinical outcome. Children between...
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p>Bacterial endocarditis in neonates is a rare. Generally neonates who develop endocarditis have required the invasive intensive care monitoring necessary for the support and treatment of a high-risk nursery population. Neonatal Infective endocarditis is usually reported as a fatal disease. With early diagnosis and treatment we can change prognosis...
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It is a known fact that neonatal mortality is the major contributor of under five mortality. Many neonatal Intensive care units are being strengthened in low resource countries like Nepal. With addition of more invasive therapeutic approach if we also introduce simple yet cost effective practices and regularly reemphasize them we can help lots of n...


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Projects (3)
To evaluate he efficacy of umbilical cord bilirubin to predict the development of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia during neonatal period.
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