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Oscillations of body temperature at night.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1444523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There is increasing evidence that overheating is a contributing factor for some cot deaths. One hypothesis is that infant thermoregulation is closely related to respiratory control. To test this hypothesis it was necessary to determine the normal pattern of body temperature in the developing infant. A system has been designed and built to record continuously temperature signals from ambient, rectal, and various skin site sensors. Overnight studies were performed on 30 infants aged between 2 and 26 weeks in a hospital ward. Various time and frequency domain analyses of the temperature data have been developed. Analysis of body temperature rhythms has confirmed patterns during sleep which mature with age. In addition a periodic oscillation of body temperature has been found with a cycle of approximately one hour. This oscillation may reflect sleep state and its further study may give an insight into control of infant thermoregulation and the integration of this control with that of breathing and the cardiovascular system.
Authors:
P J Brown; R A Dove; C S Tuffnell; R P Ford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-22     Completed Date:  1992-12-22     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1255-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Body Temperature*
Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Sleep Stages / physiology
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*
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