Effect of polyethylene bag to prevent heat loss in preterm infants at birth: a randomized controlled trial.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hypothermia at birth has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of wrap with polyethylene bag at birth on admission temperatures and the incidences of hypothermia on admission in preterm infants gestational age < or = 32 weeks. MATERIAL AND METHOD A randomized controlled… (More)

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