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"The Original Sound": a new non-pharmacological approach to the postnatal stress management of preterm infants.
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PMID:  25283851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: to evaluate the effect of the exposure to "The Original Sound" (TOS),an original track composed of different sounds such as fetal heartbeat, breathing, blood flow, and ambience sounds, specifically created for this study, on physiological stability of preterm infants during a ten-days hospitalization. Methods: thirty-four preterm infants (32-37 weeks of gestation) were randomized to receive either TOS or environmental noise. TOS was provided for a twenty-minutes period, three times a day, using two speakers and a MP3 player placed in the cradle. Cardiorespiratory and behavioural parameters were recorded. Results: Heart rate in the treated group was positively correlated with TOS exposure, showing a significant reduction on day two and lower values during the first day. A decrease in RR is also recorded on day two in the TOS group, although not significant. Conclusion: This study provides preliminary evidence for short-term improvements in the physiological stability of preterm infants using TOS. Future studies are needed to investigate the potential of this non-pharmacological approach and its clinical relevance to postnatal stress management in NICU.
Francesco Tandoi; Gaia Francescato; Alessia Pagani; Giuliano Buzzetti; Eva Negri; Massimo Agosti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
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Created Date:  2014-10-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-7    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-17     Citation Subset:  -    
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