Thermoregulation and heat loss prevention after birth and during neonatal intensive-care unit stabilization of extremely low-birthweight infants.

@article{Knobel2010ThermoregulationAH,
  title={Thermoregulation and heat loss prevention after birth and during neonatal intensive-care unit stabilization of extremely low-birthweight infants.},
  author={Robin B. Knobel and Diane L Holditch-Davis},
  journal={Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 5 Suppl},
  pages={S7-14}
}
Extremely low-birthweight infants have inefficient thermoregulation due to immaturity and may exhibit cold body temperatures after birth and during their first 12 hours of life. Hypothermia in these infants can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Anecdotal notes made during our recent study revealed extremely low-birthweight infants' temperatures decreased with caregiver procedures such as umbilical line insertion, intubations, obtaining chest x-rays, manipulating intravenous lines… CONTINUE READING

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