Semipermeable dressing and transepidermal water loss in premature infants.

  title={Semipermeable dressing and transepidermal water loss in premature infants.},
  author={H J Vernon and Alfred T. Lane and L J Wischerath and Jonathan M. V. Davis and Marilyn A Menegus},
  volume={86 3},
Within the first days of life, 10 infants, of 32 weeks' gestational age or less, began 2 weeks of treatment with a semipermeable wound dressing over a small area of skin. The effects of the dressing on transepidermal water loss and cutaneous microflora were evaluated. Transepidermal water loss from the semipermeable dressing-treated skin was significantly less than that from the untreated skin immediately after placement of the dressing (8.1 +/- 1.8 g/m2.h-1 vs 17.7 +/- 3.5 g/m2.h-1, P less… CONTINUE READING

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