Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.

@article{Darmstadt2008EffectOS,
  title={Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.},
  author={Gary L. Darmstadt and Samir K Saha and A.S.M. Nawshad Uddin Ahmed and Saifuddin Ahmed and Mak Azad Chowdhury and Paul A. Law and Rebecca E. Rosenberg and Robert E. Black and Mathuram Santosham},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={
          522-9
        }
}
  • Gary L. Darmstadt, Samir K Saha, +6 authors Mathuram Santosham
  • Published in Pediatrics 2008
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE Skin barrier therapy during the neonatal period, when the skin barrier is most highly compromised and the risk of death is greatest, has been shown to have a number of potential benefits, including reduced risk of nosocomial sepsis. Topical application of emollients that augment skin barrier function was evaluated as a strategy for improving survival rates among hospitalized preterm infants in Bangladesh. METHODS A prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical trial was conducted in… CONTINUE READING

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