Risk Factors Associated with the Diagnosis of Perinatal Asphyxia at Méderi University Hospital

  • Socha, Práxedes Isabel Rincón (PI)
  • Del Riesgo Prendes, Lilia (CoI)
  • Estad, Milcíadez Ibáñez Pinilla (CoI)
  • Rodríguez Torres, Viviana (CoI)

Project Details


Hypoxemia due to fetal or obstetric complications causes perinatal asphyxia and
brain injury among newborn babies. Between 15-20% of those affected die during the neonatal period and 25% of those who survive have permanent neurological deficits.
Objective: To determine risk factors for the antepartum, intrapartum, and neonatal periods associated with perinatal asphyxia among newborns at Méderi University Hospital in Bogotá in 2010-2011.
Effective start/end date24/01/161/12/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Perinatal asphyxia
  • hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • risk factors


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