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A double-walled incubator alters the partition of body heat loss of premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6402753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Partitional calorimetry was used to assess the influence of a double-walled incubator (Air-Shields C-86 Isolette) on the body heat loss of eight premature newborn infants (birth weights 1.44-1.89 kg, ages 6-19 days). Each infant was studied in the same incubator with and without the inner wall. Incubator heater output was regulated by servocontrol to maintain the abdominal skin temperature at 36.5 degrees C. Operative environmental temperature was the same (mean 33.0 degrees C) in both incubators. There were no differences in body temperatures, oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, respiratory quotient, or evaporative water and heat losses. The double-walled incubator reduced radiant heat loss but increased convective heat loss, so that the total rate of body heat loss was unchanged.
E F Bell; G R Rios
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0031-3998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Res.     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature Regulation*
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Heating / methods
Incubators, Infant*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Oxygen Consumption
Skin Temperature
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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