Randomized controlled trial of skin‐to‐skin contact from birth versus conventional incubator for physiological stabilization in 1200‐ to 2199‐gram newborns

@article{Bergman2004RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of skin‐to‐skin contact from birth versus conventional incubator for physiological stabilization in 1200‐ to 2199‐gram newborns},
  author={Nils J. Bergman and Lucy L Linley and Sue Fawcus},
  journal={Acta Paediatrica},
  year={2004},
  volume={93}
}
AIM Conventional care of prematurely born infants involves extended maternal-infant separation and incubator care. [] Key MethodMETHODS This was a prospective, unblinded, randomized controlled clinical trial; potential subjects were identified before delivery and randomized by computerized minimization technique at 5 min if eligible. Standardized care and observations were maintained for 6 h. Stability was measured in terms of a set of pre-determined physiological parameters, and a composite cardio…

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