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Neonatal outcome among pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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(UNSPECIFIED) Neonatal outcome among pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. p. 15. ISSN 1476-7058

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Background COVID-19 has raised many concerns about the possible side effects of pregnancy. There is currently no conclusive evidence of the vertical transmission of COVID-19. Accordingly, this paper is a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis investigated neonatal outcomes among pregnant women with COVID-19. Methods PubMed, Web of Science (WoS), EMBASE, ProQuest, Scopus, and Google Scholar were searched up to November 2020. The Cochran's Q-test and I-2 statistic were applied to assess heterogeneity, a random-effects model was used to estimate the pooled estimate of the mean, and a meta-regression method was utilized to investigate the factors affecting heterogeneity between studies. Results Of 1132 studies, 23 were included in the analysis (sample size: 749 for neonates and 820 for mothers). Most of these studies (n = 13) were conducted in China. The pooled estimate for the mean of birth weight, APGAR score in min 1 and 5 was 3084.97 g (95 CI: 2993.66-3176.29), 8.76 (95 CI: 8.27-9.25), and 9.44 (95 CI: 9.18-9.70), respectively. Also, the pooled prevalence of premature birth, shortness of breath, and neonatal death was 17.80 (95 CI: 12.47-23.13), 8.43 (95 CI: 4.50-12.37), and 7.73 (95 CI: 2.00-13.47), respectively. The meta-regression results indicated that the mother's age, disease duration, and sample size had no significant effect on heterogeneity between studies (p-value all of them was >.05). Finally, 15 studies (65.22) reported that vertical transmission did not occur. Conclusion The COVID-19 infection can have adverse outcomes for the newborn. Despite the positive test of neonates, the vertical transmission of COVID-19 from the infected mother to the fetus has not yet been conclusively proven; thus, further research is needed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19 neonatal outcome perinatal outcome pregnant women tissue distribution clinical analysis viral-infections coronavirus receptor sars Obstetrics & Gynecology
Page Range: p. 15
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
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ISSN: 1476-7058
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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