Axillary and tympanic membrane temperature recording in the preterm neonate: a comparative study.

@article{Bailey2001AxillaryAT,
  title={Axillary and tympanic membrane temperature recording in the preterm neonate: a comparative study.},
  author={Jeff Bailey and Pauline M. Rose},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={465-74}
}
STUDY AIMS The aim of this study is to compare axillary temperature recordings with those of the tympanic membrane, in healthy preterm neonates, to ascertain whether there is any significant difference between the two recordings, in particular in relation to postnatal age, and if so to evaluate the clinical implications. RATIONALE Immature thermoregulatory mechanisms, and small body size, mean preterm neonates are prone to temperature maintenance problems, and thermal stress is associated… CONTINUE READING