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Disposable diapers: a hygienic alternative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14703226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The use of disposable diapers has offered improved health care benefits. Urine and fecal matter leakage from the cloth nappies and the hand-to-mouth behavior in infants leads to many illnesses with a feco-oral mode of transmission. Also, the tender skin of the infant is more prone to nappy rash. The modern age disposable diapers, when compared to cloth nappy, have displayed a superior ability in containment of urine and feces, thereby reducing contamination and transmission of infection. Also disposable diapers contain Super Absorbent Material (SAM) that successfully reduces the incidence of nappy rash.
Authors:
Maithili Kamat; Ram Malkani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-01     Completed Date:  2004-01-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diaper Rash / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Diapers, Infant* / adverse effects
Disposable Equipment
Humans
Hygiene
Incidence
Infant
Safety

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