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Safety of Kangaroo Mother Care in Intubated Neonates Under 1500 g.
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PMID:  21508081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been used as a technique to promote mother-child bonding. It has been discussed of its use for preterm under mechanical ventilation. The objective of this study is to assess the vital signs of preterm infants with a birth weight lower than 1500 g who are under intubation and hemodynamically stable in KMC. Forty-three preterm infants with a mean gestational age at birth of 29.1 ± 1.6 weeks and a mean birth weight of 1.1334 ± 2318 g. The preterm infants were longitudinally assessed for 90 min (15 min before, 60 min in KMC and 15 min after). These periods were compared, and the dependent variables heart rate, oxygen saturation (SpO(2)), axilary temperature and mean arterial blood pressure were statistically significant (p < 0.05). Clinically, however, the results were not significantly different. The results show that KMC is a safe method under the study conditions presented here.
Vívian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo; César Coelho Xavier; Fernanda de Oliveira Gontijo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Sofia Feldman Hospital, Rua Antônio Bandeira 1060, Bairro Tupi, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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