Risk factors for development of transient tachypnea of newborn


  • maha mayhoob Tishreen universty
  • Adnan Dayoub Tishreen University


Background: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is one of the most important acute respiratory diseases in the newborn period caused by delay in absorption of fetal lung liquid.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe risk factors for  development of transient  tachypnea of newborn.

Methods: This is a case -control study of 70 infants were diagnosed with TTN during a period from the 1st of august  2020 to the 1st of august  2021 in the neonatal intensive care unit at Tishreen University Hospital in Lattakia . 70 healthy babies born in the same period were selected as a group control.

SPSS software was used for data analysis, P value <0,05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results: the development of TTN was significantly associated with elective cesarean section 68,6% (p-value=0.0001), male sex 70% (p- value=0.002), maternal diabetes 7,1% (P-value=0.01),birth asphyxia (low APGAR score at 5 min) 57,1% (p-value=0.02).Tachypnea durations were longer with high respiratory rates and applied antibiotic.

Conclusion: The most important risk factors for the development of TTN were elective cesarean section ,maternal diabetes, male sex, birth asphyxia (low APGAR





How to Cite

ميهوب م, عدنان ديوب. Risk factors for development of transient tachypnea of newborn. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2022Sep.7 [cited 2024Jul.17];44(4):245-57. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/12543