Treatment options and barriers to case management of neonatal pneumonia in India: A protocol for a scoping review

N. Sreekumaran Nair, Leslie Edward Lewis, Shruti Murthy, Myron Anthony Godinho, Theophilus Lakiang, Bhumika T. Venkatesh

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Introduction India contributes to the highest neonatal deaths globally. Case management is said to be the cornerstone of pneumonia control. Much of the published evidence focuses on children aged 1 to 59 months. This scoping review, thus, aims to identify the treatment options for and barriers to case management of neonatal pneumonia in India. Methods and analysis This protocol is part of a series of three reviews on neonatal pneumonia in India. Studies addressing treatment of or barriers to case management of neonatal pneumonia in Indian context, published in English in peer-reviewed and indexed journals will be eligible for inclusion. Electronic search will be conducted on nine databases. Hand searching and snowballing will be done for published and grey literature. Selection of studies will be done in title, abstract and full-text stages. A narrative summary will be performed to summarise the details of evidence. Ethics and dissemination As this is a review involving analysis of secondary data which is available in the public domain and does not involve human participants, ethical approval was not required. The findings of the study will be shared with all stakeholders of this research. Knowledge dissemination workshops will be conducted with relevant stakeholders to ultimately transfer the evidence tailored to the stakeholder (eg, policy briefs, publications, information booklets and so on). PROSPERO 2016 CRD42016045449.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere017617
JournalBMJ Open
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2017


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