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The effect of a 'containing' position in a hammock versus the supine position on the cutaneous oxygen level in premature and term babies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4054046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the influence of positioning, and particularly a containing position in a hammock compared with the supine position, on the respiration of the newborn. Recordings of the transcutaneous oxygen level of 40 preterm babies and 10 full-term babies placed in their incubators alternately in the two positions have been analyzed. We found no significant differences between the means of the oxymetric indexes in the hammock and in the supine position, even when the babies had different gestational ages and birth weights. The advantages of the containing position for the neuromotor and relational development of the newborn in the first year of life in comparison with the effects of supine placement, which should be avoided as much as possible in the premature, are pointed out.
M Bottos; A Pettenazzo; G Giancola; D Stefani; G Pettena; B Viscolani; F F Rubaltelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-29     Completed Date:  1985-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Motor Skills
Oxygen / analysis*
Skin / analysis*
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