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Time of initiation of skin-to-skin contact in extremely preterm infants in Sweden.
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PMID:  21732975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  To describe the time of first skin-to-skin contact in extremely preterm infants in a national perspective and to investigate possible factors affecting the time of first skin-to-skin contact. Methods:  A population-based prospective descriptive study of extremely preterm infants (n = 520) in seven regional hospitals in Sweden. Results:  Extremely preterm infants in Sweden experience first skin-to-skin contact with the parent at a median of six postnatal days (range 0-44). Low gestational age, a high score on the Clinical Risk Index for Babies, and the number of days on a ventilator tended to delay first skin-to-skin contact. A statistically significant difference was also found between regional hospitals. Conclusion:  There is a difference in the time of first skin-to-skin contact based on the infant's medical condition and the tradition in the neonatal intensive care unit at the regional hospital where the infant is born.
Evalotte Mörelius; Charlotte Angelhoff; Jennie Eriksson; Elisabeth Olhager
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Acta Paediatrica © 2011 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Faculty of Health Science, Linköping University, Sweden Children's Hospital, Council of Östergötland, Sweden Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Science, Linköping University, Sweden.
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