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Adhesive tape vs pectin-based barrier use in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7783715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This controlled trial studied 20 premature infants, 28-33 weeks of gestational age, over 21 days. It compared the gross skin condition on the side of the face where tape was applied directly to the skin to anchor a nasogastric tube to the other side, where the tape was applied over a pectin-based barrier. Ninety-four percent of the infants had no gross signs of skin breakdown on the side under the barrier for as long as 21 days. In contrast, 80 percent of the same infants had gross signs of skin breakdown within five days on the side of the face where the tape was applied directly to the skin. The results indicate that a pectin-based barrier should be applied when tape must be used to anchor equipment in premature infants.
E J Dollison; J Beckstrand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-20     Completed Date:  1995-07-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Adhesives / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Neonatal Nursing
Skin / injuries*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adhesives; 0/Pectins; 9000-69-5/pectin

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