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Co-bedding of twins in the neonatal intensive care unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10085994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increased incidence of multiple gestations has raised many questions regarding the differences in the care of twins versus singletons. The concept of co-bedding twins in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has drawn increased attention in recent years. A NICU in a children's hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States explored the benefits and risks to this practice, and developed a guideline for double bunking twins. The guideline provides health care professionals with a safe and efficient means to arrange a physical environment that will simulate the environment many parents will use at home. Research is needed to determine the potential physical, psychologic, or psychosocial benefits of co-bedding multiple-gestation infants.
K DellaPorta; D Aforismo; M Butler-O'Hara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    1998 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-29     Completed Date:  1999-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-31     Citation Subset:  N    
Children's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Incubators, Infant*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*,  psychology
Neonatal Nursing / methods*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Twins* / psychology

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