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Mistreatment of newborns after childbirth in health facilities in Nepal: Results from a prospective cohort observational study

Ashish K. C. , Md Moinuddin, Mary Kinney, Emma Sacks, Rejina Gurung, Avinash K. Sunny, Pratiksha Bhattarai, Srijana Sharma, Mats Målqvist
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Burden and consequence of birth defects in Nepal-evidence from prospective cohort study

Prajwal Paudel, Avinash K. Sunny, Rejina Gurung, Abhishek Gurung, Honey Malla, Netra B. Rana, Nawaraj KC, Ram Narayan Chaudhary & Ashish KC
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Impact of free newborn care service package on out of pocket expenditure‐evidence from a multicentric study in Nepal

Avinash K Sunny, Omkar Basnet, Ankit Acharya, Prajwal Poudel, Mats Malqvist & Ashish KC
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Disclosing suboptimal indications for emergency caesarean sections due to fetal distress and prolonged labor: a multicenter cross-sectional study at 12 public hospitals in Nepal

Helena Litorp, Rejina Gurung, Mats Målqvist & Ashish Kc
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REFINE (Rapid Feedback for quality Improvement in Neonatal rEsuscitation): an observational study of neonatal resuscitation training and practice in a tertiary hospital in Nepal

Rejina Gurung, Abhishek Gurung, Omkar Basnet, Joar Eilevstjønn, Helge Myklebust, Sakina Girnary, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Dela Singh, Laxman Bastola, Prajwal Paudel, Sandhya Baral & Ashish KC
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Incidence, risk factors and consequences of preterm birth – findings from a multi-centric observational study for 14 months in Nepal

Abhishek Gurung, Johan Wrammert, Avinash K. Sunny, Rejina Gurung, Netra Rana, Yuba Nidhi Basaula, Prajwal Paudel, Amrit Pokhrel & Ashish KC
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Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic response on intrapartum care, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality outcomes in Nepal: a prospective observational study

Ashish KC, PhD., Rejina Gurung, MSc., Mary V Kinney, MSc., Avinash K Sunny, MD., Md Moinuddin, PhD., Omkar Basnet, BSc.
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The burden of adolescent motherhood and health consequences in Nepal

Rejina Gurung, Mats Målqvist, Zhou Hong, Pragya Gautam Poudel, Avinash K. Sunny, Srijana Sharma, Sangeeta Mishra, Nisso Nurova & Ashish KC
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Augmentation of labor with oxytocin and its association with delivery outcomes: A large-scale cohort study in 12 public hospitals in Nepal

The study was funded by Grand Challenges Canada, Canada; Swedish Research Council, Sweden; Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine, Norway, and Einhorn family foundation, Sweden. Helena Litorp, Avinash K. Sunny, Ashish Kc.
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Meconium aspiration syndrome: incidence, associated risk factors and outcome-evidence from a multicentric study in low-resource settings in Nepal

Prajwal Paudel, Avinash K Sunny, Pragya G Poudel, Rejina Gurung, Abhishek Gurung, Ramchandra Bastola, Ram N Chaudhary, Shyam S Budhathoki, K C Ashish
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Scaling Up Safer Birth Bundle Through Quality Improvement in Nepal (SUSTAIN)—a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in public hospitals. Implementation Science.

Gurung R, Jha AK, Pyakurel S, Gurung A, Litorp H, Wrammert J, Jha BK, Paudel P, Rahman SM, Malla H, Sharma S. Scaling Up Safer Birth Bundle Through Quality Improvement in Nepal (SUSTAIN)—a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in public hospitals. Implementation Science. 2019 Dec;14(1):65.
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Effect of skill drills on neonatal ventilation performance in a simulated setting-observation study in Nepal

Gurung R, Gurung A, Sunny AK, Basnet O, Shrestha SK, Gomo ØH, Myklebust H, Girnary S, KC A. Effect of skill drills on neonatal ventilation performance in a simulated setting-observation study in Nepal. BMC pediatrics. 2019 Dec 1;19(1):387.
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The burden of misclassification of antepartum stillbirth in Nepal. BMJ Global Health

Gurung R, Litorp H, Berkelhamer S, Zhou H, Tinkari BS, Paudel P, Malla H, Sharma S, KC A. The burden of misclassification of antepartum stillbirth in Nepal. BMJ Global Health. 2019 Dec 1;4(6).
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Study protocol: Impact of quality improvement interventions on perinatal outcomes in health facilities—a systematic review. Systematic reviews

Gurung R, Zaka N, Budhathoki SS, Sunny AK, Thapa J, Zhou H, KC A. Study protocol: Impact of quality improvement interventions on perinatal outcomes in health facilities—a systematic review. Systematic reviews. 2019 Dec 1;8(1):205.
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Equity and Coverage in the Continuum of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal-Projecting the Estimates on Death Averted Using the LiST Tool

Thapa J, Budhathoki SS, Gurung R, Paudel P, Jha B, Ghimire A, Wrammert J, KC A. Equity and Coverage in the Continuum of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal-Projecting the Estimates on Death Averted Using the LiST Tool. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Nov 30:1-9.
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The Association of Women’s Empowerment with Stillbirths in Nepal

Gurung A, Bajracharya K, Gurung R, Budhathoki SS, KC NP, Shrestha PR, KC A. The Association of Women’s Empowerment with Stillbirths in Nepal. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Nov 29:1-7.
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Stunting Among Under 5-Year-Olds in Nepal: Trends and Risk Factors

Budhathoki SS, Bhandari A, Gurung R, Gurung A, Ashish KC. Stunting Among Under 5-Year-Olds in Nepal: Trends and Risk Factors. Maternal and child health journal. 2019 Nov 27:1-9.
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Trends for Neonatal Deaths in Nepal (2001–2016) to Project Progress Towards the SDG Target in 2030, and Risk Factor Analyses to Focus Action

KC A, Jha AK, Shrestha MP, Zhou H, Gurung A, Thapa J, Budhathoki SS. Trends for Neonatal Deaths in Nepal (2001–2016) to Project Progress Towards the SDG Target in 2030, and Risk Factor Analyses to Focus Action. Maternal and child health journal. 2019 Nov 26:1-0.
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A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal

KC A, Sunny AK, Poudel RP, Basnet O. A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council. 2019 Nov 13;17(3):269-77.
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The burden of and factors associated with misclassification of intrapartum stillbirth: evidence from a large scale multi‐centric observational study

KC A, Berkelhamer S, Gurung R, Hong Z, Wang H, Sunny AK, Bhattarai P, Poudel PG, Litorp H. The burden of and factors associated with misclassification of intrapartum stillbirth: evidence from a large scale multi‐centric observational study. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 2019 Nov 10.
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Coverage, associated factors, and impact of companionship during labor: A large-scale observational study in six hospitals in Nepal

KC A, Axelin A, Litorp H, Tinkari BS, Sunny AK, Gurung R. Coverage, associated factors, and impact of companionship during labor: A large-scale observational study in six hospitals in Nepal. Birth (Berkeley, Calif.). 2019 Nov.
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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome-Incidence, Associated Risk Factors and Outcome-Evidence from a Multicentric study in Low-resource settings in Nepal

Paudel P, Sunny AK, Poudel PG, Gurung R, Gurung A, Bastola R, Chaudhary RN, Budhathoki SS, KC A. Meconium aspiration syndrome: incidence, associated risk factors and outcome-evidence from a multicentric study in low-resource settings in Nepal. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2020;56(4):630-635.
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Effect of a scaled-up neonatal resuscitation quality improvement package on intrapartum-related mortality in Nepal: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial

KC A, Ewald U, Basnet O, Gurung A, Pyakuryal SN, Jha BK, Bergström A, Eriksson L, Paudel P, Karki S, Gajurel S. Effect of a scaled-up neonatal resuscitation quality improvement package on intrapartum-related mortality in Nepal: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS medicine. 2019 Sep;16(9).
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Effectiveness and acceptability of bag-and-mask ventilation with visual monitor for improving neonatal resuscitation in simulated setting in six hospitals of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council

Gurung R, Gurung A, Rajbhandari P, Ewald U, Basnet O, KC A. Effectiveness and acceptability of bag-and-mask ventilation with visual monitor for improving neonatal resuscitation in simulated setting in six hospitals of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council. 2019 Aug 8;17(2):222-7.
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Does the Helping Babies Breathe Programme impact on neonatal resuscitation care practices? Results from systematic review and meta‐analysis

Budhathoki SS, Gurung R, Ewald U, Thapa J, KC A. Does the Helping Babies Breathe Programme impact on neonatal resuscitation care practices? Results from systematic review and meta‐analysis. Acta Paediatrica. 2019 May;108(5):806-13.
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Neurodevelopmental outcomes of a randomised trial of intact cord resuscitation.

Isacson M, Gurung R, Basnet O, Andersson O and KC A. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of a randomised trial of intact cord resuscitation. Acta Paediatrica 2020;10.1111/apa.15401.
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The burden of adolescent motherhood and health consequences in Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth.

Gurung R, Målqvist M, Hong Z, Poudel PG, Sunny AK, Sharma S, Mishra S, Nurova N, KC A. The burden of adolescent motherhood and health consequences in Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020;20(1):318.
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Augmentation of labor with oxytocin and its association with delivery outcomes: A large‐scale cohort study in 12 public hospitals in Nepal.

Litorp H, Sunny AK, KC A. Augmentation of labor with oxytocin and its association with delivery outcomes: A large‐scale cohort study in 12 public hospitals in Nepal. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 2020;10.1111/aogs.13919.
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Not Crying After Birth as a Predictor of Not Breathing.

KC A, Lawn JE, Hong Z, Ewald U, Gurung R, Gurung A, Sunny AK, Day LT, Singhal N. Not Crying After Birth as a Predictor of Not Breathing. Pediatrics. 2020;145(6):e20192719.
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Epidemiology of neonatal infections in hospitals of Nepal: evidence from a large- scale study.

Budhathoki SS, Sunny AK, Paudel PG, Thapa J, Basnet LB, Karki S, Gurung R, Paudel P, KC A. Epidemiology of neonatal infections in hospitals of Nepal: evidence from a large- scale study. Archives of Public Health. 2020;78:39.
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Prevalence, risk factors and consequences of newborns born small for gestational age: a multisite study in Nepal.

Gautam Paudel P, Sunny AK, Gurung R, Gurung A, Malla H, Budhathoki SS, Paudel P, KC N, KC A. Prevalence, risk factors and consequences of newborns born small for gestational age: a multisite study in Nepal. BMJ Paediatrics Open. 2020;4(1):e000607.
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Out of Pocket Expenditure for Sick Newborn Care in Referral Hospitals of Nepal

Sunny AK, Gurung R, Gurung A, Basnet O, KC A. Out of Pocket Expenditure for Sick Newborn Care in Referral Hospitals of Nepal. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2020;24(Suppl 1):57-65.
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The Association of Childhood Pneumonia with Household Air Pollution in Nepal: Evidence from Nepal Demographic Health Surveys

Budhathoki SS, Tinkari BS, Bhandari A, Dhimal M, Hong Z, Ghimire A, Basnet O, Wrammert J, KC A. The Association of Childhood Pneumonia with Household Air Pollution in Nepal: Evidence from Nepal Demographic Health Surveys. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2020;24(Suppl 1):48-56.
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Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health in Health Facilities in Nepal

KC A, Singh DR, Upadhyaya MK, Budhathoki SS, Gurung A, Målqvist A. Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health in Health Facilities in Nepal. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2020;24(Suppl 1):31-38.
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Intact cord resuscitation versus early cord clamping in the treatment of depressed newborn infants during the first 10 minutes of birth (Nepcord III) – a randomized clinical trial.

Andersson O, Rana N, Ewald U, Målqvist M, Stripple G, Basnet O, Subedi K, KC A. Intact cord resuscitation versus early cord clamping in the treatment of depressed newborn infants during the first 10 minutes of birth (Nepcord III) – a randomized clinical trial. Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology. 2019;5:15.
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Scaling Up Safer Birth Bundle Through Quality Improvement in Nepal (SUSTAIN)—a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in public hospitals

Gurung R, Jha AK, Pyakurel S, Gurung A, Litorp H, Wrammert J, Jha BK, Paudel P, Rahman SM, Malla H, Sharma S. Scaling Up Safer Birth Bundle Through Quality Improvement in Nepal (SUSTAIN)—a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in public hospitals. Implementation Science. 2019 Dec;14(1):65.
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Effect of skill drills on neonatal ventilation performance in a simulated setting-observation study in Nepal.

Gurung R, Gurung A, Sunny AK, Basnet O, Shrestha SK, Gomo ØH, Myklebust H, Girnary S, KC A. Effect of skill drills on neonatal ventilation performance in a simulated setting-observation study in Nepal. BMC pediatrics. 2019 Dec 1;19(1):387.
» View Article

The burden of misclassification of antepartum stillbirth in Nepal.

Gurung R, Litorp H, Berkelhamer S, Zhou H, Tinkari BS, Paudel P, Malla H, Sharma S, KC A. The burden of misclassification of antepartum stillbirth in Nepal. BMJ Global Health. 2019 Dec 1;4(6).
» View Article

Impact of quality improvement interventions on perinatal outcomes in health facilities—a systematic review

Gurung R, Zaka N, Budhathoki SS, Sunny AK, Thapa J, Zhou H, KC A. Study protocol: Impact of quality improvement interventions on perinatal outcomes in health facilities—a systematic review. Systematic reviews. 2019 Dec 1;8(1):205.
» View Article

Equity and Coverage in the Continuum of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal-Projecting the Estimates on Death Averted Using the LiST Tool

Thapa J, Budhathoki SS, Gurung R, Paudel P, Jha B, Ghimire A, Wrammert J, KC A. Equity and Coverage in the Continuum of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal-Projecting the Estimates on Death Averted Using the LiST Tool. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Nov 30:1-9.
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The Association of Women’s Empowerment with Stillbirths in Nepal

Gurung A, Bajracharya K, Gurung R, Budhathoki SS, KC NP, Shrestha PR, KC A. The Association of Women’s Empowerment with Stillbirths in Nepal. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Nov 29:1-7.
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Stunting Among Under 5-Year-Olds in Nepal: Trends and Risk Factors

Budhathoki SS, Bhandari A, Gurung R, Gurung A, Ashish KC. Stunting Among Under 5-Year-Olds in Nepal: Trends and Risk Factors. Maternal and child health journal. 2019 Nov 27:1-9. » View Article

Trends for Neonatal Deaths in Nepal (2001–2016) to Project Progress Towards the SDG Target in 2030, and Risk Factor Analyses to Focus Action

KC A, Jha AK, Shrestha MP, Zhou H, Gurung A, Thapa J, Budhathoki SS. Trends for Neonatal Deaths in Nepal (2001–2016) to Project Progress Towards the SDG Target in 2030, and Risk Factor Analyses to Focus Action. Maternal and child health journal. 2019 Nov 26:1-0.
» View Article

A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal

KC A, Sunny AK, Poudel RP, Basnet O. A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council. 2019 Nov 13;17(3):269-77.
» View Article

The burden of and factors associated with misclassification of intrapartum stillbirth: evidence from a large scale multi‐centric observational study

KC A, Berkelhamer S, Gurung R, Hong Z, Wang H, Sunny AK, Bhattarai P, Poudel PG, Litorp H. The burden of and factors associated with misclassification of intrapartum stillbirth: evidence from a large scale multi‐centric observational study. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 2019 Nov 10.
» View Article

Coverage, associated factors, and impact of companionship during labor: A large-scale observational study in six hospitals in Nepal</h3
KC A, Axelin A, Litorp H, Tinkari BS, Sunny AK, Gurung R. Coverage, associated factors, and impact of companionship during labor: A large-scale observational study in six hospitals in Nepal. Birth (Berkeley, Calif.). 2019 Nov.
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Effect of a scaled-up neonatal resuscitation quality improvement package on intrapartum-related mortality in Nepal: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial.

KC A, Ewald U, Basnet O, Gurung A, Pyakuryal SN, Jha BK, Bergström A, Eriksson L, Paudel P, Karki S, Gajurel S. Effect of a scaled-up neonatal resuscitation quality improvement package on intrapartum-related mortality in Nepal: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS medicine. 2019 Sep;16(9).
» View Article

Effectiveness and acceptability of bag-and-mask ventilation with visual monitor for improving neonatal resuscitation in simulated setting in six hospitals of Nepal

Gurung R, Gurung A, Rajbhandari P, Ewald U, Basnet O, KC A. Effectiveness and acceptability of bag-and-mask ventilation with visual monitor for improving neonatal resuscitation in simulated setting in six hospitals of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council. 2019 Aug 8;17(2):222-7.
» View Article

Does the Helping Babies Breathe Programme impact on neonatal resuscitation care practices? Results from systematic review and meta‐analysis

Budhathoki SS, Gurung R, Ewald U, Thapa J, KC A. Does the Helping Babies Breathe Programme impact on neonatal resuscitation care practices? Results from systematic review and meta‐analysis. Acta Paediatrica. 2019 May;108(5):806-13.
» View Article