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Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in LBW infants--a western Rajasthan experience.
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PMID:  17785897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was taken to study the various beneficial effects of KMC in LBW babies. METHODS: 50 LBW babies (birth weight> 2 kg) two who delivered at Umaid Hospital, RIMCH Jodhpur included in this study and they have given KMC 4-6 hours/day in 3-4 settings. Maternal & Neonatal characteristics and complications prospectively recorded. RESULTS: Of 50 LBW babies enrolled, M:F ratio was 1.5:1 and mean birth weight was 1.487 +/- 0.175 kg. The mean age at which KMC started was 4+/-1.738 days. The mean weight gain was 29 +/- 3.52 g, mean age of discharge 23.6 +/- 3.52 days and mean duration of hospital stay was 15.5 +/- 11.3 days. CONCLUSION: KMC is effective and safe in stable preterm infants and as effective on traditional care with incubators. KMC because of its simplicity may have a place in home care of LBW babies.
Mukesh Gupta; Rakesh Jora; Ravi Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-05     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Regional Institute of Maternal & Child Health, Umaid Hospital for Women and Children, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, India.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Care / methods*
Infant Mortality
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Physical Stimulation / methods*
Prospective Studies
Weight Gain

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