Polyethylene skin wrapping accelerates recovery from hypothermia in very low-birthweight infants.

@article{Duman2006PolyethyleneSW,
  title={Polyethylene skin wrapping accelerates recovery from hypothermia in very low-birthweight infants.},
  author={Nuray Duman and Selvinaz Utkutan and Abdullah Kumral and Tolga F. K{\"o}roğlu and Hasan Atilla Ozkan},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={29-32}
}
BACKGROUND Thermal management of the very low-birthweight (VLBW) infant is a cornerstone of neonatology because thermal stress is an important determinant of survival. This prospective study was designed to determine the effects of polyethylene occlusive skin wrapping on heat loss in VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) promptly after birth. METHODS Thirty consecutively inborn infants weighing <1500 g were allocated to a wrap or non-wrap group within an incubator… CONTINUE READING
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