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Randomized Controlled Trial of Vinyl Bags versus Thermal Mattress to Prevent Hypothermia in Extremely Low-Gestational-Age Infants.
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PMID:  22893555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective To compare the efficacy of vinyl bags and thermal warming mattresses in preventing hypothermia during delivery room resuscitation and stabilization of extremely low-gestational-age neonates (ELGANs).Study Design Preterm infants 23 to 28 weeks' gestational age were randomly allocated to either vinyl bag or thermal mattress group at delivery to prevent hypothermia. The primary outcome of the study was the axillary temperature on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit.Results A total of 41 infants were enrolled in the study. The mean admission temperature in the vinyl bag group was 36.1°C ± 0.7°C as compared with 35.8°C ± 1.3°C in the thermal mattress group. The subgroup of these infants with lower birth weight (<750 g) had significantly higher admission temperature with vinyl bags (36°C ± 0.4°C) compared with thermal mattress (35°C ± 1.3°C).Conclusion Vinyl bags and warming mattress are equally effective in improving admission temperature in ELGANs. Improvements in other areas such as delivery room temperature may be needed to achieve the goal of preventing hypothermia in this vulnerable population.
Bobby Mathew; Satyan Lakshminrusimha; Shaon Sengupta; Vivien Carrion
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
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