neonates . functions in stable very low birthweight Effect of body tilting on physiological

@inproceedings{Dellagrammaticas2006neonatesF,
  title={neonates . functions in stable very low birthweight Effect of body tilting on physiological},
  author={Heracles D. Dellagrammaticas and John Kapetanakis and Maria Papadimitriou and George Kourakis},
  year={2006}
}
In babies of very low birth weight (<1500 g) we studied the effect of head up tilting on oxygenation, respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure (n=23), on gastric emptying (n=10), and on weight gain (n=6). Head up tilting to 450 achieved the best oxygenation at the angles studied, and decreased the respiratory and heart rates; there was no significant change in blood pressure. Residue in the stomach was also significantly less at 450, and the neonates' weight gain was higher. We conclude… CONTINUE READING