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Fathers can effectively achieve heat conservation in healthy newborn infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8955466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of the present study was to compare axillar and skin temperatures and metabolic adaptation in healthy, fullterm elective caesarean section delivered infants who were randomized to be cared-for either in (a) an incubator, (b) a cot, or (c) skin-to-skin with the father. Forty-four infants were studied. The mean axillary temperature increase was significantly greater in the skin-to-skin cared-for infants than in the cot cared-for group. There were no significant difference in mean temperature increase between skin-to-sin cared-for and incubator cared-for infants. Blood glucose increase was significant in the skin-to-skin group, but not in the other groups. The catecholamine levels at 120 min after birth were all within normal range, and there were no differences between the three groups, suggesting that none of the groups was exposed to cold stress. Interestingly, at 24 h after birth the mean axillary temperature was significantly higher in the skin-to-skin group than in the incubator group. It can be concluded that fathers can effectively achieve heat conservation in healthy fullterm caesarean section delivered infants.
Authors:
K Christensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-26     Completed Date:  1997-02-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1354-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Woman Health, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Physiological
Axilla / physiology
Blood Glucose / analysis
Body Temperature Regulation*
Caregivers
Cesarean Section
Fathers*
Female
Humans
Incubators, Infant
Infant Care*
Infant, Newborn / physiology*
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose

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