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Cold stress and hypoglycemia in the late preterm ("near-term") infant: impact on nursery of admission.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16549210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Late preterm infants (34-37 weeks gestation) pose unique challenges to physicians and nurses involved in their care after birth. They may be cared for in different units within hospitals after birth, including Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Newborn Nurseries, or rooming in with the mother. As a result of their gestational age and birth weight, the late preterm infant is often assessed quickly and triaged identical to term infants. Such practice can potentially result in a lack of attention to important components for successful transition after birth. Cold stress and hypoglycemia are the two important problems in late preterm infants which require immediate treatment. Thus, surveillance of these and other physiological variables is needed to insure that they do not affect successful adaptation during the early hours and days after birth.
Abbot Laptook; Gregory L Jackson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-21     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Gestational Age
Hypoglycemia / physiopathology*,  prevention & control
Incubators, Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Nurseries, Hospital
Perinatal Care / methods*

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